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Pentagon Seeks $6B in FY 2015 C4I Funding

RadioTowerThe Defense Department has proposed $6 billion in fiscal year 2015 funding for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday.

John Keller writes the Pentagon plans to spend $541.5 million on research and procurement of 3,294 radio systems under the Tactical Networking Radio Systems program.

Keller reports Harris Corp. and General Dynamics C4 Systems are prime contractors for initial production of handheld, manpack, and small-form-fit field radios and certified waveforms systems.

Pentagon officials also seek $919.7 million in funding to purchase Warfighter Information Network-Tactical systems from General Dynamics C4 Systems and Lockheed Martin, the report says.

Keller writes the DoD’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal totals $601 billion in discretionary funding, overseas operations and opportunity and growth funding.

The Congress is set to formulate a final military budget plan by the next fall, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports.

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