Congress Should Fund Development of Air-to-Air Missile Defense Technology
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Baker Spring
Keywords: National security; Raytheon; Network Centric Airborne Defense Element; NCADE
Coverage: United States
Congress should make certain that development of the Network Centric Airborne Defense Element interceptor continues into the 2009 fiscal year. Assuming continued interceptor success on the test range, Congress must also be prepared to provide longer-term funding to this program, thus assuring a stable path to continued interceptor deployment.