Appropriations committees to fund $1 billion more in Army aviation priorities

By Courtney McBride / March 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Congressional appropriators intend to provide the Army with additional aviation assets in fiscal year 2017, according to legislation released March 2 and set for consideration in the coming days. The bill agreed upon by the House and Senate Appropriations committees would fund nearly $1 billion in additional aviation investments, including several items featured on the Army's unfunded priorities list. The spending measure would provide the Army with 28 UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters at a cost of $187 million; the...

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