Appropriators more than double funding for hypersonic defense, furnishing MDA nearly $400 million

By Jason Sherman / January 14, 2020 at 2:37 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is armed with nearly $400 million in fiscal year 2020 for its fledgling counter hypersonics program, including $25 million to support the immediate launch of a new weapon system project to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles. The Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Act includes $390 million, an increase of $232 million above MDA's $157 million request for hypersonic defense. The increases -- detailed for the first time as part of House and Senate negotiations over the final...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.