LaPlante: DOD has budgeted for 'tens' of production-level hypersonic weapons

By Tony Bertuca / September 15, 2022 at 2:11 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today the Defense Department's future-years budget plan has a "wedge" to purchase production-level hypersonic weapons. “We're closer than we've ever been to getting into production -- maybe within a year, year and a half,” he said today at a Defense Scoop conference in Arlington, VA. LaPlante said senior defense officials remain engaged in discussions for the budget plan, known as Program Objective Memorandum ’24. “Absolutely there is a wedge in the budget to...

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