House panel recommends provision to reinstate MDA laser projects

By Jason Sherman / July 27, 2021 at 12:01 PM
A House panel is looking to reinstate the Missile Defense Agency's authority to develop lasers -- particularly research and development of a pair of technologies with potential for knocking down ballistic and hypersonic threats -- a move that aims to roll back an internal Pentagon decision two years ago that effectively took such projects away from the agency. The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, in its mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, is recommending legislation that...

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