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Budget deal funds F-35, F-18, KC-46

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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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Lawmakers reached a budget agreement today that funds the government through the end of the Fiscal Year. If passed, it would provide $593B for defense, which includes funds for 74 F-35s, 14 F-18s, 15 KC-46s. Of the $593B, $223B goes to operations and maintenance, $73.7B for research and development, and $123.3B for procurement.

Included in the procurement, beyond the F-35, F-18, and KC-46 are 17 C-130Js. The Army will receive 62 UH-60s, 52 remanufactured and 7 new AH-64s, 20 MQ-1 Grey Eagle UAVs, and 28 Lakota helicopters. There are also 13 ships included in the bill. Three DDG-51s, 3 LCS, and one San Antonio, in addition to the down payment on an icebreaker.


WASHINGTON — Bipartisan congressional negotiators have agreed to a sweeping $1.16 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2017, with $593 billion for the military. The deal, if passed, would fund the government through Sept. 30.

After funding the government at 2016 levels for more than half the fiscal year, Congress is expected to vote on a 2017 appropriations omnibus this week. The deal does not contain the border wall funding sought by President Donald Trump and opposed by Democrats, but it does contain $1.5 billion in border security funding.

www.defensenews.com...




posted on May, 1 2017 @ 09:33 PM
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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 12:55 AM
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And nothing on repairs to the legacy fleet?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

$233B to operations and maintenance.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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And for the B-21 ?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: darksidius

Maybe that will go into next years budget after testing?? Just my thought.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: darksidius

R&D. This also isn't the final budget.
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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Related:

The Pentagon awarded Lockheed the lot 12 contract for 130 F-35s and long lead items for 110 Lot 13 birds. 14 F-35s from Lot 12 will be for foreign customers.

www.defense.gov...



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 02:32 PM
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The B-21 took a $20M hit. They requested $1.358B, but got $1.338B. It was also declared a congressional special interest program, which gives Congress more control over transfers of funding and program changes.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

What happens to the Boeing/Lockheed entry will it just sit in storage never to be seen?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: Woody510

Probably. They may use aspects of it for other programs.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
That's a shame I'd love to see a picture of it just to see what design they came up with.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Woody510

Their rendering is fairly accurate.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That's good to know it's a very nice rendering they came up with. So is the B-21 going to eventually replace the B1 and B52 as well or will there be a competition in the future for a heavy bomber do you think?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: Woody510

They'll start with the B-52, then the B-1s.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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20 millions cutting ? why ? sometimes I can't understand the game playing with the politics, the slogan is not " make America great Again" ? and they cut 20 millions



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: darksidius

That's small change in terms of the program. They have some room right now to cut the R&D, because of the risk reduction work.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
In fact good news.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Do you think they'll make a stealth heavy bomber to replace the B52 eventually or is there no need if the numbers of the B21 are achieved?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

The B-21 will replace it. They're probably going to stick with three types, for the flexibility it gives them. They may go with a less stealthy (semi stealthy or just V/LO) and try for a faster platform, but they're still a long way from that program, with a lot more replacement programs that are much more vital.



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