Army budget strengthens Hercules, cuts other armor enablers

By Ethan Sterenfeld / April 28, 2022 at 2:31 PM
Spending on the Army's armored recovery vehicle would more than double under the service's fiscal year 2023 budget request, compared with FY-22 levels, but funding would drop for the other tank-based vehicles that support armored brigades. The Army would spend $139 million on the M88 Hercules procurement program under the FY-23 request, according to detailed budget documents the service released last week. Hercules is a tracked recovery vehicle that tows the M1 Abrams tank and other combat vehicles when they...

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