House appropriators restore funding for Chinook Block II

By Ashley Tressel / May 17, 2019 at 6:06 PM
House appropriators in a show of support for the Boeing-made Chinook helicopter are directing the Army to follow through on its original plan to upgrade the CH-47, which service leaders had proposed cancelling. The House Appropriations Committee in its draft report accompanying the upcoming fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill -- obtained by Inside Defense -- rejects the Army's proposed $28 million cut to Chinook advance procurement, which the service had intended to move elsewhere in its budget...

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