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MDA seeks $9.9 billion in FY-19, boost of more than 20 percent above prior forecast

February 12, 2018 |
Jason Sherman
The Missile Defense Agency is seeking $9.9 billion in fiscal year 2019 -- an increase of more than 20 percent compared to the Trump administration's earlier plans -- signaling concern by policy makers about the growing threat and increasing complexity of long-range missiles from adversaries such as North Korea and a potential new class of ultra-fast, maneuvering weapons from China and Russia. The MDA budget request includes $6.7 billion for research and development and $2.4 billion for procurement as part...

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