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2 companies vie for USA’s missile money

Competition to replace US nuclear missiles is down to 2 companies, but uncertainties remain

  • The competition for replacing America’s aging nuclear-tipped Minuteman IIIintercontinental ballistic missiles is now down to two large defense companies.
  • Yet uncertainties remain about the program with estimates showing it could cost upwards of $140 billion, more than the Air Force’s original estimate of $62 billion.
  • Some critics suggest the U.S. could still have a powerful nuclear deterrent capability and save money by delaying the next-generation Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent ICBM weapon system.

August 23, 2017 - Posted by | general

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