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Congress asks how the Air Force will pay for new missile warning satellites

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Nathan Strout  |  May 20, 2019  |  C4ISRNET


Congress is worried about a proposed massive budget increase to the Air Force’s next generation missile warning satellite system.

In a report released May 20, the House Appropriations Committee expressed concern over the Air Force’s $1.4 billion budget request for its Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Program for fiscal year 2020. That amount is more than double what Congress approved for fiscal 2019 and $459 million more than Air Force leaders expected to spend on the program a year ago. In response, the House Appropriations Committee recommended funding $1.2 billion for the program, about $202 million less than the Pentagon had asked for. READ MORE...

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