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Defense Budget Alert

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's fiscal year 2020 budget confirms the lead ship procurement cost for the service's next-generation frigate will be $1.3 billion, a figure that is slightly higher than previous projections stated by Navy officials.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget request includes a $9.2 billion "emergency fund" for military construction -- most of which is for a new wall on the southern border -- as well as funds to "backfill" projects being deferred to build the wall and funds for hurricane recovery.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is requesting about $183 billion in fiscal year 2020, and the Defense Department is adding to that request $9 billion in military construction funding that could potentially finance construction of a southern border wall, according to a service official.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan is angling to become permanent Pentagon chief, with his closest supporters highlighting his role in key areas, like navigating internal politics to deliver a final Space Force proposal, helping to engineer billions in budget increases and working to pivot President Trump away from planned troop withdrawals in the Middle East that had initially alarmed military leaders.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request assumes the Defense Department will shift $7.7 billion saved through various reform efforts, including divesting legacy weapon systems, with the money going toward high-priority “lethality” investments.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 five-year spending plan includes $10.5 billion to accelerate development and prototyping of hypersonic capabilities, a "significant" increase over prior plans. The move reflects a new policy goal of establishing U.S. military battlefield dominance by 2028, achieved in part by fielding a family of land-, sea-, and air-launched hypersonic weapons.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 five-year spending plan includes $10.5 billion to accelerate development and prototyping of hypersonic capabilities, a "significant" increase over prior plans. The move reflects a new policy goal of establishing U.S. military battlefield dominance by 2028, achieved in part by fielding a family of land-, sea-, and air-launched hypersonic weapons.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's new force-structure assessment, slated for release later this year, will "validate" the service's decision to retire a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier early, according to the Navy's deputy assistant secretary for budget.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's cross-functional teams in charge of managing the service's modernization priorities under Futures Command would get a total of $5.4 billion in research, development, test and evaluation funding the service has requested for fiscal year 2020, with some programs gaining significant boosts over what the service projected last year.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's new fiscal year 2020 budget request incorporates $454 million for improvements to the service's public shipyards, and $2.7 billion programmed throughout the future years defense program for those purposes, according to a top Navy budget official.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget request includes a $9.2 billion "emergency fund" for military construction -- most of which is for a new wall on the southern border -- as well as funds to "backfill" projects being deferred to build the wall and funds for hurricane recovery.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request assumes the Defense Department will shift $7.7 billion saved through various reform efforts, including divesting legacy weapon systems, with the money going toward high-priority “lethality” investments.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

In a major setback to Pentagon plans to accelerate development of a new ballistic missile defense interceptor to protect against North Korean and potential Iranian threats, the Missile Defense Agency is delaying development and fielding of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle by up to two years because the warhead blueprint is not ready for prototype manufacturing.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's $165.5 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request -- a $10 billion increase over FY-19 -- would buy 48 F-35s, procure eight new F-15EX fighters, boost research and development efforts by more than $4 billion and fund the creation of a Space Force headquarters.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to retire one of its Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, according to the service's new $205.6 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's $165.5 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request -- a $10 billion increase over FY-19 -- would buy 48 F-35s, procure eight new F-15EX fighters, boost research and development efforts by more than $4 billion and fund the creation of a Space Force headquarters.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is submitting a fiscal year 2020 budget requesting a $9 billion increase in research, development, test and evaluation dollars for new weapon systems, while procurement funding would decrease by $4.2 billion primarily because of planned cuts to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, according to budget documents released today.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's $165.5 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request -- a $10 billion increase over FY-19 -- would buy 48 F-35s, procure eight new F-15EX fighters, boost research and development efforts by more than $4 billion and fund the creation of a Space Force headquarters.

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