Senate adopts new weapons amendments in defense bill

By Tony Bertuca / July 19, 2023 at 5:44 PM
The Senate voted to adopt more than 50 non-controversial amendments in its version of the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill , including one that would give military service secretaries greater authority to kick-start prototype weapon systems. The amendment , offered by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), would require the defense secretary to establish a process for the military departments to initiate prototype weapons programs to “provide a rapid response” to emerging threats. However, the total amount of Pentagon-wide spending authorized...

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