DOD wants 'Alternative Strike' -- or is it the 'Arsenal Plane'? -- airborne as soon as 2018

February 24, 2016 |
Jason Sherman
Where is the "Arsenal Plane"? The Defense Department won't say. But the secretive Strategic Capabilities Office has kicked off a program called "Alternative Strike" that sounds strikingly similar, would have a "launch platform" ready for testing as soon as 2018, and is seeking a $200 million down payment in the fiscal year 2017 budget request. The budget proposal seeks $198 million in advanced component development and prototypes funding for an "Alternative Strike" effort and plans to commence long-lead acquisition next...

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