MDA, armed with a $300M boost for GPI, set to accelerate development

By Jason Sherman / January 6, 2023 at 3:21 PM
The Missile Defense Agency is accelerating development of a counter-hypersonic weapon after Congress injected nearly $300 million for the Glide Phase Interceptor project in fiscal year 2023, raising development spending on the Hypersonic Defense program to more than half-a-billion dollars this year following a classified independent cost assessment completed for the GPI last fall. The FY-23 omnibus spending package includes $517.9 million for Hypersonic Defense, an increase of $292.5 million above the $225.4 million the Pentagon originally required this fiscal...

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