31 Mar '12, 1pm

Missile defense budget falls $810M for 2013

Missile defense budget falls $810M for 2013

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/03/navy-ballistic-missile-defense-budget-falls-2013-033112w/ Missile defense budget falls $810M for 2013 By Christopher P. Cavas - Staff Writer Posted : Saturday Mar 31, 2012 9:25:36 EDT The $7.75 billion fiscal 2013 budget request for the Missile Defense Agency maintains procurement levels for most missile and development systems but features several reductions, including seven fewer Aegis ballistic-missile defense warship conversions and the inactivation of the Sea-Based X-Band floating radar based in Alaska. The request is about $810 million less than the amount Congress appropriated for MDA last year. The Pentagon’s decision to retire seven cruisers in 2013 and 2014 reduces the total number of cruisers and destroyers to be converted to 32 ships. Three of those conversions are being requested in 2013, but no more are scheduled through ...

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