Lawmakers diverge on Air Force plans for anti-ship missile purchases

By Sara Sirota / July 20, 2020 at 5:21 PM
As the Air Force looks to ramp up production of anti-ship missiles, House appropriators argue proposed buys in fiscal year 2021 are premature and suggest zeroing out funding, while Senate authorizers recommend accelerating purchases to meet growing needs in the Indo-Pacific region. The lawmakers' opposing views center on the only known weapon in the Air Force's arsenal designed specifically to strike maritime targets -- Lockheed Martin's Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile. Developed and bought under a joint acquisition program with the Navy,...

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