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Sen. Thad Cochran Proposes $650.7B Defense Spending Package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a defense policy bill that would allocate $581.3 billion in base budget, $64.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funds and $4.5 billion in emergency missile defense funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. Cochran on Tuesday introduced the draft …

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James Mattis Calls for Reviews of F-35, Presidential Aircraft Replacement Programs

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called for separate assessments of Boeing’s Air Force One aircraft replacement program and the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft after President Donald Trump raised concerns about the programs’ costs, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the Defense Department, said in a statement the …

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Deborah Lee James: Super Hornets Cannot Replace F-35 Fighters

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft cannot serve as a substitute for Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes James told the publication the F/A-18 and F-35 aircraft “fulfill different requirements” since as former is a fourth-generation platform while the …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus: Super Hornet Cost Could Rise Without Foreign Sales

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has warned that the cost of Boeing‘s Super Hornet could spike if the U.S. government does not approve pending foreign sales of the multirole fighter aircraft, Reuters reported Sunday. Andrea Shalal writes the White House has delayed its approval for a potential $3 billion sale of 28 Boeing F/A-18E/F jets to Kuwait over …

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Report: Navy Includes F-35s, Super Hornets as Unfunded Priorities

The U.S. Navy has submitted an “unfunded priority” list to Congress that includes $1.5 billion for the procurement of Boeing-built F/A-18E/Fs and another $270 million for Lockheed Martin-built F-35Cs, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the military service’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal seeks funds for only two Super Hornets. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the …

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