29 Feb '16, 12am

McCain Vows to Block LRS-B Program | Hypersonic Missiles Possible by Next Leap Year | Taiwan Plans to Build 3 Air

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has begun research into a miniature air-to-air missile that would be carried on the next generation of advanced fighter jets. Referred to as the Small Advanced Capabilities Missile (SACM), the missile will be smaller and cheaper than the current air-to-air missiles such as the AIM-9X and AIM-120D. The SACM is one of a number of new munition concepts being explored by the AFLR alongside a general purpose bomb known as GBU-X, and a powered air-to-ground missile (AGM-X). Last month, Raytheon was awarded a $14 million contract to begin developmental work on the munitions. Senator John McCain has vowed to block the US Air Force’s Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program as it uses a cost-plus contract for procurement. As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain has been a staunch critic of the cost-plus system citing it...

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