US lawmakers to look into cancelled Alaska missile project

US lawmakers to look into cancelled Alaska missile project

October 7, 2019 tazhawsu 0

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s members of Congress say they plan to look into a Pentagon decision to cancel a project to improve Alaska-based missiles.The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that the Pentagon cancelled a Boeing contract last week as a result of unspecified missile design flaws.Congress authorized the Pentagon to add 20 updated interceptor missiles to its current fleet of 44, most of which are housed 91 miles (146 kilometres) southeast of Fairbanks at Fort Greely.The ground-based missiles are designed to strike down incoming threats as North Korea, China and Russia take steps to advance their missile capabilities.Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it is “disappointing” the contract was cancelled before the additional 20 ground-based interceptors were placed in Alaska.Sen. Dan Sullivan says he is “deeply concerned” about the decision.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press

 

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