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...

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