Eyeing Ukraine's war, lawmakers seek assessment on precision-munition surge options

By Jason Sherman / July 27, 2022 at 4:09 PM
Lawmakers want an independent assessment of the domestic, precision-munition industrial base, particularly any gap limitations on the Pentagon's capacity to replenish nearly two-dozen "critical" weapon systems in the event of a fight against Russia or China that extends more than six months. The House-passed version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill proposes a provision that would require the Pentagon to hire a federally funded research and development center to execute a study and deliver findings within six months...

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