Source: U.S. Air Force via AP

Air Force Ballistic Missile Upgrade Said to Be Stalled Over Cost

  • Cost estimate gap in the billions of dollars, official says
  • Lockheed Martin, Northrop and Boeing competing to build ICBMs

The U.S. Air Force’s program to develop and field a new intercontinental ballistic missile to replace aging Minuteman III weapons is stalled over Pentagon concerns the service underestimated the cost by billions of dollars, according to a defense official familiar with the program.

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