CBO: DOD paying 33% premium for hypersonic strike compared to existing missile technology

By Jason Sherman / February 1, 2023 at 3:06 PM
Defense Department plans to develop and field long-range offensive hypersonic missiles could cost one-third more than ballistic missiles of the same range with maneuverable warheads, a Congressional Budget Office analysis finds in a new report that provides the most detailed, government-published, unclassified discussions of U.S. hypersonic weapon programs. The 72-page Jan. 31 CBO report explores the policy implications of this new class of ultra-fast maneuvering weapons, outlines potential scenarios where the U.S. military might use such weapons against Russia or...

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