House panel declines to back MDA's layered homeland defense proposal, requires AOA

By Jason Sherman / June 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM
A key House panel has declined to endorse the Pentagon's plans for a a layered homeland ballistic missile defense architecture based on the newest Aegis ballistic missile interceptor and a new variant of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor and instead directed a comprehensive analysis of alternatives for the mission to be conducted. The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, in its portion of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill , would require the director of cost assessment...

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