DOD's classified tech office eyes Pacific theater weapons gaps

By Tony Bertuca / March 14, 2024 at 1:37 PM
The Pentagon's secretive Strategic Capabilities Office wants to spend about $1 billion managing 20 classified prototyping programs focused on developing new weapons technology to aid U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in its mission to counter China's increasingly modernized military, according to recently released budget documents. Just over $910 million is being requested for fiscal year 2025 to fund SCO programs specifically aimed at the Pacific Deterrence Initiative , a $9.9 billion pot of regionally focused money that covers everything from missile defense...

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