Air Force seeks big funding increases for nuclear programs

By Shelley K. Mesch / March 28, 2022 at 5:50 PM
The Air Force is seeking billions more in funding to support several of its nuclear modernization programs that would replace Cold War-era systems, according to the service's fiscal year 2023 budget request released Monday. A major priority for the service in the budget request is the B-21 Raider program. The nuclear-capable bombers would receive $5.04 billion if the FY-23 request is approved. For the B-21s, the Air Force is seeking $387 million for engineering and manufacturing development and another $1.7...

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