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Pentagon’s R&D Request Will Be the Biggest Ever, Shanahan Says
By Anthony Capaccio
March 5, 2019, 4:00 AM EST

    $104 Billion research plan would boost space, hypersonics
    Fiscal 2020 request is $9 billion more than current year


The Pentagon will request a research and development budget of $104 billion, the biggest in the department’s history, boosting spending in space and for hypersonic weapons, according to defense officials.

The record request to be included in President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2020 budget on March 11 is about $9 billion more than Congress appropriated for R&D in the current fiscal year.

“Look at things like” hypersonic weapons that can travel as fast as five times the speed of sound or “what we’re going to go do in space,” Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in an interview last week with Bloomberg News. “I think you’ll see much bigger dollars in space.”
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