Pentagon Asks Congress to Retain MDA's R&D Dollars-Only Approach

By Thomas Duffy / April 23, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Missile Defense Agency wants to continue using research and development dollars through fiscal year 2010 to develop and field select systems, including the Navy's Standard Missile-3 interceptors and the Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missiles, a request that runs counter to legislation Congress passed last year. In the FY-08 Defense Authorization Act, Congress told MDA not to use R&D money for military construction work or for THAAD and SM-3 procurement and advanced procurement. The legislation also asked the...

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