House panel to consider $34 million FY-22 add to authorize pair of MDA laser projects

By Jason Sherman / August 31, 2021 at 9:40 AM
The House Armed Services Committee this week will take up a proposal to authorize $34 million to reinstate the Missile Defense Agency's role in laser technology development, a provision that, if agreed to, would approve spending on a pair of directed-energy projects that proponents believe have potential to counter ballistic and hypersonic threats. The chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill would add $25 million for continued work on Diode Pumped Alkali Laser Demonstrator Development and $9...

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