Pentagon debating FY-25 new start missile project to add layer between PAC-3 and THAAD

By Jason Sherman / November 2, 2023 at 1:22 PM
The Defense Department, concerned that potential adversaries could exploit seams in air defense coverage provided by the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems, is debating a new-start program in the fiscal year 2025 budget request called the Lower Tier Future Interceptor (LTFI). Brig. Gen. Frank Lozano, program executive officer for missiles and space, said senior Pentagon officials are considering the need for a new guided missile program with an eye toward vulnerabilities that forecasted a need around...

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