House panel advocates major FY-22 increase for Glide Breaker hypersonic defense

By Jason Sherman / September 10, 2021 at 12:06 PM
House lawmakers are looking to catapult development of a "critical" technology needed to intercept maneuvering hypersonic threats at very long ranges by authorizing a nearly four-fold increase in fiscal year 2022 funding for Glide Breaker, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency venture that the Missile Defense Agency is eyeing as part of a program to field a defense against a new class of ultra-fast maneuvering weapons. The House Armed Services Committee’s mark of the FY-22 defense policy bill added $20...

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