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    Monday, May 05, 2008

    Pentagon green-lights Lockheed Martin missile program or More Corporate Welfare


    The certification by John Young, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, clears the way for the Pentagon to spend at least $4 billion more to purchase 4,000 additional standard and extended-range missiles over the next decade, said Jim McAleese, a defense industry consultant in Virginia. The Pentagon has already ordered 942 of the missiles at a cost of $590 million, McAleese said.

    The President's fiscal year 2009 budget request includes $253.3 million for the Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile prgram, including funding to purchase 260 missiles.




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