Home / DoD / John McHugh: Budget Cuts Could Hit All Army Acquisitions

John McHugh: Budget Cuts Could Hit All Army Acquisitions

John McHughArmy Secretary John McHugh told reporters Monday in Washington that the branch’s acquisition programs will feel negative effects if mandatory federal spending cuts under sequestration continue, National Defense Magazine reported Monday.

Stew Magnuson writes the cuts have affected485 acquisitions and McHugh said the Army has no priority list for programs to be spared from reductions.

“I find it difficult to envision any significant number of our developmental initiatives that won’t be affected. Some very significantly. Some we will have to cancel,” McHugh said.

McHugh also told the press briefing the Army intends to replace the Humvee aviation and communications networks with new combat vehicles, according to the report.

Those programs will be hurt if sequestration stays in place, according to McHugh.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *