House lawmakers slam USAF's financial management of hypersonics prototyping efforts

By Sara Sirota / July 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM
A House panel is criticizing the Air Force's management of its hypersonics prototyping program -- pointing to skyrocketing costs and poor budget planning as evidence of the military's broader lack of discipline executing Middle Tier Acquisition authorities. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill nevertheless recommends funding the full $382 million the Air Force requested for its sole prototyping effort, the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon. However, that is $181 million more than the...

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