DAMO-AV: FY-18 budget boost pushed modernization 'to the left'

By Courtney McBride / May 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM
NASHVILLE, TN -- The Defense Department's funding boost in fiscal year 2018 has provided "tremendous help" to Army aviation, enabling the service to accelerate its modernization plans, according to an official. Maj. Gen. Frank Tate, director of aviation on the Army staff, said April 27 the FY-18 appropriations bill, facilitated by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, "got just a little bit less than $2 billion back into Army aviation." This enabled the service "to increase the procurement of some...

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