MDA wins support, financing from key Senate panel for immediate pivot from RKV to NGI

By Jason Sherman  
September 11, 2019 at 1:34 PM
The Missile Defense Agency has secured a de facto authorization from a key Senate panel for an eleventh-hour launch of the Next-Generation Interceptor, winning $222 million in fiscal year 2020 for a major new-start program to follow the recently terminated Redesigned Kill Vehicle program. The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, according to a Sept. 10 summary of the panel's mark of the FY-20 spending bill, includes $222 million for a competitive clean-sheet design for a follow-on Ground-based Interceptor -- funding that...

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