Conference defense policy bill includes increased authorized funding levels for Army’s legacy aircraft programs

By Dan Schere, Evan Ochsner / December 7, 2022 at 3:52 PM
The compromise version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill provides for an additional $197 million for Chinook helicopter procurement, and an additional $57 million for Black Hawk helicopter procurement compared to the Army’s original budget request. The compromise version of the bill , released by Congress Tuesday night, contains $3.7 billion for aircraft procurement, which is an $856 million increase from the amount in the service’s FY-23 budget request. The bill authorizes $707.8 million for the procurement of...

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