Air Force FY-15 Budget: More Investment In Smart, Standoff Munitions

By James Drew / March 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM
The Air Force is planning to buy far fewer munitions overall in fiscal year 2015 than the previous year in order to afford an increase in orders for smart, standoff weapons, budget documents released this week show. The service is reducing its procurement of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), which are short-range, guided bombs and field-assembled tail kits, from 7,536 in FY-14 to 2,973 in FY-15, and it also intends to purchase 130 fewer Hellfire missiles. In exchange, the service...

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