DOD: Proposed KEI Cuts Would Lead to Major Delays, Cost Increases

By Dan Dupont / July 12, 2004 at 5:00 AM
Proposed cuts to the Missile Defense Agency's Kinetic Energy Interceptors program would delay deployment nearly two years and increase costs by $440 million, the Pentagon told Congress last week. The Senate has proposed cutting $227 million from the KEI effort in its version of the fiscal year 2005 defense appropriations bill, which also proposes cuts to KEI-related initiatives funded in the same budget account. The House version would slice $113 million from that account, labeled "Ballistic Missile Defense System Interceptors."...

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