Senators Seek to Block Funding for Additional Limited-Rate Production of ASPJs Pending More Tests
WASHINGTON Two senators are seeking to block funding for additional limited-rate initial production of the U.S.Navy’s Airborne Self-Protection Jammer system, despite successful early flight tests. Sen. David Pryor (D.-Ark.), a longtime ASPJ critic, and Sen. William V. Roth, Jr., (R.-Del.) last week asked Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn (D.-Ga.) to ban the release of funds for any ALQ-165 systems beyond the 100 now under contract, until operational test and evaluation is completed late this year.