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Air Launch Cruise Missile (ALCM)

Category: Procurement • Line Item: MALCBG • FY24 Budget Request: $41.5M


Budget Account
3020F - Missile Procurement, Air Force
Budget Activity
3 - Modification of inservice missiles
MALCBG Air Launch Cruise Missile (ALCM), is a strategic nuclear missile program operated by the Air Force since 1982. The program's specific goals include the procurement and modification of in-service missiles to ensure the ALCM's continued viability through 2030. This includes the procurement of Conventional/Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM/ALCM) Test Instrumentation Kits (CATIK) and associated equipment to support missile flight testing, as well as modifications to integrate new Encryption/Decryption chips. The program also aims to address emerging and short-notice Diminishing Manufacturing and Material Shortage (DMSMS) issues to maintain the ALCM's effectiveness.

Additionally, the program seeks to support flight tests through FY33 by providing telemetry, tracking, flight termination, and battery power for missile flight testing while meeting Range Safety Standards. The CATIK units are critical for collecting data for the Nuclear Weapon System Evaluation Program and are essential for ensuring the ALCM's continued support. The program also addresses schedule delays related to the manufacture of new components and aims to keep CATIK deliveries on schedule. Overall, the program's objectives are centered around ensuring the continued effectiveness and viability of the ALCM through procurement, modification, and ongoing support activities.
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Air Launch Cruise Missile (ALCM) Procurement Programs (MALCBG) budget history and request

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$6,888,000 $16,083,000 $25,015,000 $21,762,000 $31,671,000 $18,032,000 $68,513,000 $52,924,000 $46,799,000 $33,778,000 $41,494,000 $33,954,000 $28,825,000 $29,279,000 $29,903,000

FY2024 Defense Budget Detail

FY2024 Budget Released: 03/09/23