Army's Rapid Equipping Force Seeing Sustainment Costs On Horizon

By Tony Bertuca / July 7, 2014 at 7:52 PM
The Army's Rapid Equipping Force expects to continue assisting U.S. forces in Afghanistan throughout fiscal year 2015, to the tune of $10.6 million in research and development spending, though the REF notes in recent budget justification documents that the systems it procures will require "substantial" follow-on spending if the service is to sustain them. The REF has requested $6.1 million in DOD's FY-15 base budget and another $4.5 million in overseas contingency operations (OCO) funds. The planned average cost of...

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