DOD sets 2034 fielding target for Hypersonic Defense system; 17-year development path

By Jason Sherman / April 4, 2023 at 12:12 PM
The Pentagon plans to field a hypersonic defense system in fiscal year 2034, a target date that falls 17 years after Congress directed the Missile Defense Agency to begin work on the project and a schedule that doesn't appear to reflect the accelerated plans associated with nearly $300 million in additional funding lawmakers gave to the Defense Department's FY-23 budget for the Glide Phase Interceptor. MDA’s FY-24 budget request details for the first time a development schedule for the GPI...

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