Aircraft to see ramp-up in FY-24 deal, while missiles are slashed

By Vanessa Montalbano / March 21, 2024 at 5:08 PM
The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is on track for a $277 million increase to procure an additional three aircraft as Congress seeks to boost the Air Force's overall aircraft procurement, according to the fiscal year 2024 defense appropriations package released today. The long-awaited -- but yet to be voted on -- budget deal also includes $400 million for 10 more HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopters after the Air Force in its FY-23 request opted to end...

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