Senators want FY-24 DOD budget proposal on counter-balloon capability

By Jason Sherman / February 10, 2023 at 2:41 PM
Key lawmakers have directed the Pentagon to prepare a fiscal year 2024 proposal that ensures the U.S. military has a counter-high-altitude surveillance balloon capability in response to the Chinese airship that flew across the United States before being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean. Sen. John Tester (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, told senior DOD officials during a hearing on the slow-motion incursion of the Chinese aircraft over U.S. airspace that the panel expects an explicit plan...

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