Tag Archives: aircraft procurement

Air Force to Retire 17 B-1B Planes; Gen. Tim Ray Quoted

B-1B Lancer Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) will move to decommission 17 of its 62 B-1B Lancer bombers to pave the way for fleet modernization efforts and help maintainers focus more on each of the remaining 45 aircraft. USAF said it will keep four of the B-1B planes that are set for retirement in Type 2000 storage to maintain aircraft systems in a reclaimable condition.

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House Panel OKs $694.6B Defense Spending Bill for FY 2021

US Capitol

The House Appropriations Committee voted 30-22 to pass a bill on Tuesday to authorize $694.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense (DoD). The measure reflects a $3.7 billion drop from the president’s budget request and a $1.3 billion increase from the FY 2020 enacted level.

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Reports: Trump Budget Reflects Obama’s 8-Ship Procurement Plan

President Donald Trump’s spending plan for fiscal 2018 has not deviated from the previous administration’s plan to buy eight combat ships and has proposed to reduce aircraft procurement funds by at least $1.8 billion, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. The ships included in the fiscal 2018 budget blueprint include one Littoral Combat Ship, two …

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