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Ahead of Ballistic Missile Defense Review, MDA’s FY18 plans show flexibility

Published by DefenseNews

By Jen Judson

The Ballistic Missile Defense Review ordered this month by Defense Secretary James Mattis won’t wrap up until the end of the year but the Missile Defense Agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget request shows signs of flexibility ahead of the reviews findings.

MDA is requesting $7.9 billion in FY18, an increase of $379 million from the FY17 request, according to budget documents released Tuesday.

Big and small changes could be afoot as President Donald Trump considers how to shape both regional and homeland defense in his administration.

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