Lawmakers place caveats on Patriot antimissile-system spending

By Sebastian Sprenger / April 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM
New legislation proposed by the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee aims to restrict funding for the Patriot antimissile system in fiscal year 2017 until key issues related to system compatibility and the acquisition strategy are resolved. The language essentially widens the aperture of organizations within the military charged with determining the best path toward modernizing the Army's lower-tier air and missile defense portfolio. Key ground service officials have said they favor simply updating the existing system, the Raytheon-made Patriot,...

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