House appropriations panel recommends full funding for KC-46, rejects MQ-9 production shutdown

By Courtney Albon, Sara Sirota / July 7, 2020 at 4:46 PM
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee’s mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill would fully fund KC-46 tanker procurement, add money to maintain the MQ-9 Reaper production line and support the Space Force’s three requested National Security Space Launch services. The panel, which will consider the bill Wednesday in a closed hearing, also proposes funding for 91 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters -- 12 more than the Defense Department requested -- but a summary released today doesn’t specify how those...

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