Congress pushes for construction of new missile defense radar in Hawaii
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The US Congress said it wants a new missile defense radar to be operating in Hawaii within seven years.
In a defense policy bill passed this week, the US House of Representatives directed the Missile Defense Agency to come up with a budget request to get the project going.
In the past, the Missile Defense Agency has asked for nearly $250 million.
The military has been evaluating two possible sites for the missile defense radar: Oahu’s Kahuku Training Area and Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility.
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