H.R.2786 - Theater Missile Defense Improvement Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] (Introduced 10/31/1997)|
|Committees:||House - National Security; International Relations | Senate - Armed Services|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 105-468|
|Latest Action:||03/31/1998 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: H.R.2786 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (03/30/1998)
Theater Missile Defense Improvement Act of 1998 - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY 1998 for defense-wide research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), as specified, for: (1) the Joint Composite Tracking Network program; (2) testing, development of the remote launch capability, and production rate enhancements of the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile defense system; (3) Navy Area Defense System testing; (4) SHIELD system element integration; and (5) Israeli Arrow tactical ballistic missile defense system integration with U.S. theater missile defense systems.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to identify other actions that could be taken to counter threats posed by the development or acquisition by Iran or other nations of medium-range ballistic missiles.
Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress on the use of such funds and additional actions taken under this Act.
Provides an offsetting reduction in amounts provided under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 for DOD RDT&E, to be achieved through savings from the DOD use of: (1) advisory and assistance services; and (2) defense federally funded research and development centers.