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US Senate Panel Approves More Funds for Missile Defence at 2021 NDAA Act

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.

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