Congress Authorizes Urgent DOD Request to Shift Funds for B-2 Radars

By John Reed / July 11, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Congress has approved a Pentagon reprogramming request to shift nearly $43 million toward buying long-lead items for the B-2A Stealth bomber's radar modernization program. Citing an immediate need -- "in the interest of national security" -- for the nation's only fleet of strategic stealth bombers to be equipped with the new Raytheon AN/APQ-181 AESA (active electronically scanned array) radars, the Pentagon in May asked the congressional defense committees for permission to shift the funds. The committees approved the shift of...

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