House, citing test failures and delays, clips initial Navy hypersonic strike procurement by 25%

By Jason Sherman / June 20, 2023 at 5:25 PM
House lawmakers are recommending a 25% cut in the Navy's initial hypersonic strike missile procurement plan, citing concerns with increasing risk in the project caused by test failures and schedule delays, imposing a reduction that appears to decrease the Pentagon's proposed fiscal year 2024 acquisition of eight Conventional Prompt Strike rounds to six. A draft version of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee’s proposed FY-24 military spending bill would reduce the Navy’s $341 million request for CPS procurement by $85.3 million,...

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