Study: Domestic cruise missile defense system would cost $32.7 billion

By Jason Sherman / July 14, 2022 at 10:03 AM
A national cruise missile defense system to protect the lower 48 states from strategic attack on the homeland below the nuclear threshold from Russia or China could be acquired for $32.7 billion, considerably less than a congressional analysis estimated last year, according to a new study that aims to influence the Pentagon's fiscal year 2024 budget proposal. An 85-page report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies Missile Defense Project, released today, proposes a domestic cruise missile defense architecture...

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