Inside the Pentagon - June 7, 2018

Senate, House panels authorize project to track ballistic, hypersonic threats

June 06, 2018 |
Jason Sherman
House and Senate lawmakers are recommending Congress back a proposal -- not funded in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 budget request -- authorizing the Missile Defense Agency to launch a new space-based sensor network capable of tracking enemy long-range ballistic and hypersonic missiles from launch to impact. The Senate Armed Services Committee, in its mark of the FY-19 defense authorization bill, proposes adding $73 million to finance a project MDA identified as its No. 1 unfunded priority: the Missile Defense...

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