US Senate Panel Approves More Funds for Missile Defence at 2021 NDAA Act (Image Credit: SNN)
The US Senate Armed Services Committee approved additional funding for missile defence, including for hypersonic weapons, in the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2021, a review of the draft invoice revealed.
The bill frees weapons capacities from the Indo-Pacific by shifting $75 million to Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) for its Air Force and provides $59.6 million to 36 Ground-Based Anti-Ship Missiles.
Additionally, the bill provides $26 million to ten additional Tomahawk missiles, Donating procuring 165 missiles and weighs $35 million to ten additional LRASM to improve US capabilities”to dull an Chinese offensive”.
“The bill authorizes $1.4 billion for PDI in FY21, for example $188.6 million over the budget request for Indo-Pacific conditions, such as missile defence, improving forward position, and improving interoperability with partners and allies”, the summary said.
The draft bill also provides $9.1 billion to procure 95 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, which can be 14 aircraft over the US government asked.