SLCM-N is in the works, though lawmakers and Navy officials remain split on use case

By Nick Wilson / May 16, 2024 at 2:00 PM
The Navy is standing up a nuclear sea-launched cruise missile program office, though the service requested no funding for the initiative in fiscal year 2025, and some lawmakers and naval officials remain skeptical of its use case. The FY-24 National Defense Authorization Act directed the establishment of an official SLCM-N program of record and congressional appropriators provided $90 million for the effort despite opposition from the White House and many congressional Democrats. “We are moving forward with standing up the...

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