Senate push to expand NGI fleet finds place in final bill; DOD to draft potential $7B plan

By Jason Sherman / December 12, 2022 at 2:18 PM
The Defense Department would be required to draft a plan to triple the size of the Next Generation Interceptor inventory -- from 20 to 64 guided missiles -- a move that could drive the procurement price tag for the homeland defense interceptor fleet from $2.3 billion to more than $7 billion. The conference version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill , expected to be signed by the president, includes a provision that brushes aside White House objections and...

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