Air Force sees small hits in House appropriators' draft spending bill report

By Vanessa Montalbano, Shelley K. Mesch / June 12, 2024 at 12:01 PM
The Air Force may be allowed to pursue planned divestments of legacy aircraft to boost funds for innovation, but the service should "better balance near-term readiness with modernization for the future" in upcoming budget requests through at least 2028, according to a draft version of the fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill from the House Appropriations defense subcommittee. “The committee notes with concern that the Air Force requested to divest 124 more aircraft than will be delivered in fiscal year...

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