Some Army missile programs see increase in new spending proposal

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 24, 2016 at 9:25 AM
Select Army missile programs are in line for increases in the service's fiscal year 2017 budget request, either because war stocks must be replenished or because upgrades are due. According to an information paper on missile spending prepared by the service, officials want to buy a total of 4,055 Hellfire missiles at a cost of $456 million. The money would come through the Overseas Contingency Operations portion of the budget, which is meant only for war-related expenses. Within the Hellfire...

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