Pentagon estimates new ICBM system to cost $264 billion over life cycle

By Sara Sirota / October 7, 2020 at 1:53 PM
The Office of the Secretary of Defense projects the military's new intercontinental ballistic missile system -- the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent -- will cost $264 billion over its life cycle, which could extend into the 2070s, Air Force spokesman Capt. Joshua Benedetti confirmed in a statement to Inside Defense today. The new $264 billion figure, which Bloomberg News first reported, is less than 1% higher than a previous life-cycle cost projection in 2016 when the GBSD team began...

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