New defense bill grants multiyear authority for key DOD munitions aiding Ukraine, eyeing Taiwan

By Tony Bertuca / December 8, 2022 at 5:00 AM
The House and Senate version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill would provide the Pentagon with new multiyear contracts for munitions deemed critical in the support of Ukraine and, possibly, to aid Taiwan in the event of a conflict with China. The bill, released Dec. 7, would grant multiyear authority to procure: - 3,850 PATRIOT Advanced Capability–3 (PAC–3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors; - 5,600 FIM–92 Stingers; - 28,300 FGM–148 Javelins; - 5,100 AIM–120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles;...

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