Senate authorizers add funds to accelerate GPI, countermand USD research and engineering

By Jason Sherman / July 21, 2022 at 4:10 PM
Senate lawmakers are proposing a dramatic increase in spending for the Glide Phase Interceptor in fiscal year 2023 -- a nearly $300 million boost the Pentagon's top technology shop last fall determined would not necessarily accelerate plans for fielding a hypersonic defense. The Senate Armed Services Committee, in its mark of the FY-23 defense policy bill, would fully fund the Missile Defense Agency’s No. 2 unfunded priority: $292 million for the Regional Glide Phase Defeat Weapon System, also called the...

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