Pentagon requests $13.6 bln for missile defence in fiscal year 2020 – Dept

Pentagon requests $13.6 bln for missile defence in fiscal year 2020 – Dept
# 12 March 2019 23:38 (UTC +04:00)

President Donald Trump has requested $13.6 billion to upgrade existing missile defence and begin developing space-based weapons to counter hypersonic missile threats, the Defence Department has said in a statement, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"The FY 2020 Budget funds the sustainment of the surge in missile defense investment we undertook in FY 2018 and FY 2019, while also investing in Missile Defense Review efforts at $13.6 billion", the Defence Department said in a summary of Trump's proposed military budget.

President Donald Trump has requested $13.6 billion to upgrade existing missile defence and begin developing space-based weapons to counter hypersonic missile threats, the Defence Department has said in a statement.

"The FY 2020 Budget funds the sustainment of the surge in missile defense investment we undertook in FY 2018 and FY 2019, while also investing in Missile Defense Review efforts at $13.6 billion", the Defence Department said in a summary of Trump's proposed military budget.

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