The U.S. Air Force is pressing forward with a competition to begin designing the first new U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile since the end of the Cold War, despite not having a unified estimate of what it will likely cost taxpayers.  On July 29, the service released a request for proposals for a three-year technology maturation and risk-reduction phase for the new missile. The service says its own cost estimate for the multibillion-dollar Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) ...


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