Lawmakers flinch at hypersonic cost estimate, dial back Navy plans

By Jason Sherman / November 13, 2020 at 11:52 AM
A key congressional panel, concerned by a recent independent cost estimate for the Pentagon's marquee offensive hypersonic strike weapon, is moving to rein in plans for the Conventional Prompt Strike program by clipping Navy-requested procurement funding as well as resources sought for a Block 2 variant and blueprint efforts to integrate the two-stage booster and hypersonic glide vehicle into the Virginia-class submarine. The Senate Appropriations Committee in its proposed FY-21 defense spending bill would cut funding for the CPS program...

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