US Senate Panel Approves Funds to Missile Defence in 2021 NDAA Act


The US Senate Armed Services Committee approved additional funds for missile defence, such as for hypersonic weapons, in the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) for its financial year 2021, a summary of the draft bill revealed.

The bill frees weapons capabilities from the Indo-Pacific by shifting $75 million for Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) for its Air Force and provides $59.6 million for 36 Ground-Based Anti-Ship Missiles.

Additionally, the bill provides $26 million for ten additional Tomahawk missiles, Donating procuring 165 missiles and weighs $35 million for ten added LRASM to enhance US capabilities”to dull a Russian offensive”.

“The bill authorizes $1.4 billion for PDI in FY21, for example $188.6 million over the budget request for Indo-Pacific needs, such as missile defense, enhancing forward position, and improving interoperability with allies and partners”, the statement stated.

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