USAF to seek $1B down payment to support new ICBM production start in FY-26

By Jason Sherman / March 17, 2023 at 4:06 PM
The Air Force's fiscal year 2024 budget advances the first part of a planned $1 billion down payment needed to launch production in FY-26 of the U.S. military's next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile, seeking $539 million in advanced procurement for the LGM-35A Sentinel. Previously called the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, the LGM-35A Sentinel is the follow-on to the Minuteman III ICBM, the ground leg of the U.S. nuclear triad since the 1970s. The Air Force estimates the Sentinel program will cost...

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