Authorizers Cut $163 Million from KEI Budget Request, Question Basing Ideas

By Thomas Duffy / October 12, 2004 at 5:00 AM
Raising questions over how the Missile Defense Agency plans to field a new Kinetic Energy Interceptor, House and Senate authorizers last week cut $163 million from the agency's fiscal year 2005 budget request for the program. The agency had asked for $511 million for KEI in 2005. In March 2003, MDA awarded separate $10 million contracts to teams led by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for a conceptual design of a KEI that could be launched during a ballistic missile's...

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