Senate bill seeks options on expanding GBI fleet in Alaska to 100 interceptors

By Jason Sherman / June 12, 2019 at 2:52 PM
Senate lawmakers are proposing legislation that could chart an expansion of the Ground-based Interceptor fleet in Alaska to as many as 100 guided missiles, a push to enhance the Ground-based Midcourse Defense segment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System that comes as the Missile Defense Agency is facing significant delays in expanding the current 44-interceptor fleet to 64. The Senate Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill includes a provision that would require the MDA...

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