Pentagon Budget 2021: Missile Defense Agency Budget Ticks Lower, About USD9.2 Billion

The White House's proposed budget for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) includes USD9.187 billion in fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021), down from last year's request for USD9.431 billion and down from FY 2019's USD10.491 billion. The FY 2021 request, which is likely to be somewhat altered by lawmakers who must then pass it in both congressional chambers...

The White House's proposed budget for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) includes USD9.187 billion in fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021), down from last year's request for USD9.431 billion and down from FY 2019's USD10.491 billion.

The FY 2021 request, which is likely to be somewhat altered by lawmakers who must then pass it in both congressional chambers before the president enacts it, includes USD1.004 billion for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system that is designed to defend against limited long-range attacks from states such as North Korea. It has also requested USD664.1 million to begin a Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) to augment the system's older strategic interceptors.

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