Plan to improve Alaska based missiles canceled by Pentagon

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Alaska's members of Congress have said they plan to look into a Pentagon decision to cancel a project to improve Alaska-based missiles.

The Pentagon canceled a Boeing contract last week because of unspecified missile design flaws, according to the AP.

Congress authorized the Pentagon to add 20 updated interceptor missiles to its fleet of 44. Most are at Fort Greely, southeast of Fairbanks.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, said in a statement she was disappointed the contract was canceled before the additional interceptors were placed in Alaska.

Sen. Dan Sullivan, also a Republican and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said in a statement:

"I plan to dig deep into the assumptions made and details of the decision-making undertaken that led to what I hope is not this short-sighted decision."

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