New LRSO cost estimate not the main driver for Air Force's $609M FY-22 budget ask

By Briana Reilly / July 22, 2021 at 3:23 PM
A recent projection showing the Air Force's new nuclear cruise missile will cost $29 billion wasn't the main driver in officials' $609 million budget ask for the program next fiscal year, according to a service spokeswoman. That budget request -- $250 million more than what the Air Force previously expected it would need for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon in fiscal year 2022 -- was instead "primarily attributed to" costs associated with the program's sped-up timeline for entering the engineering and...

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