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Aircraft Systems Top Marine Corps’ FY 2018 Unfunded Priorities List

The U.S. Marines Corps has submitted its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list to Congress, which requests a total of $3.18 billion including $2.36 billion for aircraft and aviation systems procurement, USNI News reported Monday.

The list includes two Sikorsky-built CH-53K Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters worth $287.7 million; four Lockheed Martin-made KC-130J transport planes for $355.5 million; and six Lockheed F-35 Joint Strike Fighters worth $876.6 million, the report stated.

Two MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and seven AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters also made the list at $180.5 million and $220 million, respectively.

The Marine Corps also seeks $482.7 million to support ground forces, including $16.6 million for a long-range small unmanned aerial vehicle as well as $42.5 million for 155m artillery and 60mm and 81mm mortars training rounds, among others.

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