Congress approves $79 million reprogramming for delayed CH-53K

April 5, 2019 at 2:10 PM
Congressional defense committees have approved $79 million in reprogramming funds for the Marine Corps’ new heavy-lift helicopter, which is facing schedule delays due to technical problems. While the Navy asked to shift $158 million within its budget for Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion, Congress permitted $79 million in fiscal year 2018 money to move into research and development from the Navy's aircraft procurement account. In the request, the Navy argues it needs the money to conduct more flight tests for the...

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