Senate panel directs MDA to draft plans to triple size of NGI fleet

By Jason Sherman / September 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM
A Senate panel wants the Missile Defense Agency to draft plans to expand production of a Next Generation Interceptor to replace the entire Ground-based Interceptor fleet, potentially raising the stakes by about $4.8 billion in the competition between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to design and manufacture a new homeland defense against North Korean nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Senate Armed Services Committee is proposing legislation as part of its mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill that...

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