House panel quashes immediate funding for mobile ballistic missile option

By Leigh Giangreco / April 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM
An amendment included in the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill prohibits funds for a mobile variant of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent System. Offered by Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), the language blocks funds in FY-17 and FY-18 to retain or develop a mobile option for GBSD, the Minuteman III's replacement. The amendment comes after Air Force and industry officials revealed plans to explore a mobile option for the intercontinental ballistic missile replacement...

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