Air Force Blue Budget Request Calls For $109 Billion; Funds F-35, First KC-46 Procurement (Updated)

By Gabe Starosta, Courtney Albon, James Drew / March 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM
(Editor's note: This story was updated after publication to include additional information provided during a press briefing held at the Pentagon on the afternoon of March 4.) The Air Force has requested just more than $8 billion in fiscal year 2015 to fund its top three acquisition priorities -- the KC-46 tanker, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Long-Range Strike Bomber -- as part of its FY-15 budget plan presented to Congress and the public today. As expected, the budget...

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