House Appropriators Grant Full Request For Up-Gunned Strykers In Europe

By Sebastian Sprenger / June 1, 2015 at 4:43 PM
A draft spending bill crafted by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee matches the Army's request of $412 million for mounting bigger cannons on some Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, according to legislative documents. A draft subcommittee report published ahead of a June 2 full committee mark-up shows the funds subdivided in exactly the same way as the Army, bolstered by vehicle manufacturer General Dynamics, had wanted: $314 million in procurement funding, and $98 for research and development. As with many programs,...

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