Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, will introduce a bill this week that would significantly boost the number of anti-missile systems off the coast of his home state and California, a member of his staff confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Sunday.
The bill would mandate an additional 28 Ground-Based Interceptors in both states.
The move is meant to enhance U.S. preparedness as North Korea works to perfect its ballistic missiles.
The legislation would speed up the development of advanced interceptor technologies, authorize the Missile Defense Agency to take initial steps to build an integrated layer of space-based missile defense sensors and require the Defense Department to report on increasing interceptor capacity.
One major objective Sullivan seeks to reform is the attitude of testing at Missile Defense Agency. His bill would authorize more missile testing and urge the agency proceed without the fear of failure.
Sullivan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has previously warned it's only a matter of time until the North Korean regime, led by Kim Jong Un, creates a missile that could reach the West Coast of the U.S.