Air Force: LRSO program needs full FY-21 funding to enable schedule flexibility

By Sara Sirota / July 22, 2020 at 1:32 PM
The Long-Range Standoff Weapon effort requires full funding in fiscal year 2021 to accelerate some testing and make the schedule more flexible, according to an Air Force spokeswoman, but House appropriators have recommended reducing the program's budget. The Air Force requested $474 million to support Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's separate FY-21 technology-maturation and risk-reduction work for the new nuclear weapon that's replacing the Air-Launched Cruise Missile. With nearly two years left in the companies' contracts, the Air Force announced in...

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