Author:
Wes Rumbaugh

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FY 2022 Missile Defense and Defeat Budget Tracker

On May 28, the Biden administration released its Fiscal Year 2022 defense budget request. The administration’s first budget request includes $20.4 billion allocated to what it calls “missile defense and defeat” activities. This number contains traditional missile defense programs funded in the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and military services but also programs usually associated with...

What to Look for in the FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

The Biden administration is expected to release its first budget request for FY 2022 in May. The request marks the first budget since FY 2011 that is not subject to the discretionary spending limits imposed by the Budget Control Act. While the defense budget request for FY 2022 was developed predominantly under the previous administration,...

FY 2020 Missile Defense Agency Budget Tracker

All figures in millions of dollars. * The Senate NDAA transferred authorization for THAAD O&M and Procurement obligations to the Army. The Senate Appropriations Committee transferred appropriation obligations for Aegis BMD to the Navy and THAAD to the Army. ** Military construction is appropriated by a different subcommittee than the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee. The...

A New Generation of Homeland Missile Defense Interceptors

Recent Pentagon actions have produced considerable uncertainty in the future of homeland ballistic missile defense. In August 2019, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Dr. Michael Griffin cancelled the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program, a long-running effort to replace the kill vehicles on older Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) designed to defend the nation from a long-range ballistic...