Senate panel moves to fund additional THAAD battery, satisfy Army's revised requirement

By Jason Sherman / November 19, 2020 at 11:51 AM
Lawmakers have proposed buying the Army an additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, a move that if adopted would tack on $319 million to the Missile Defense Agency's budget, providing a denouement to a debate that flared two years ago when the Army secretary demanded $10 billion to take the program off MDA's books. The Senate Appropriations Committee, in its mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill, would increase funding for an eighth THAAD battery for the...

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