Looks like the Future Interceptor Program start got pushed a year right. Question is the degree to which the Army really wants the dramatically increased capability or dramatically lower cost per unit. Difficult to get at both.Lower Tier Future Interceptor Program - New start for FY20 -
The Lower Tier Future Interceptor program will provide improved operational effectiveness against evolving air and missile defense threats within the lower tier portion of the ballistic missile defense battlespace. The future interceptor will increase Air and Missile Defense (AMD) capability through increased velocity, altitude and maneuverability. The acquisition program will competitively select a future interceptor to complement existing Air and Missile Defense (AMD) capabilities to overmatch evolving threat.