Army guts $4.8 billion from IFPC-HEL in new five-year plan, focuses on 'try' before 'buy'

By Jason Sherman / April 19, 2024 at 1:23 PM
The Army has cut $4.8 billion from planned future spending on the Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser in the service's new five-year spending plan, a dramatic reduction that removes future funding stability for a cruise-missile-killer-and-more project that a key service official says remains a priority. The service’s fiscal year 2025 budget request seeks $31.6 million for IFPC-HEL, a $327 million reduction compared to the service’s forecast in the FY-24 budget -- which is followed by a complete funding elimination...

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