House appropriators slash ABMS on-ramp budget, criticize program execution

By Sara Sirota / July 9, 2020 at 5:55 PM
House appropriators are recommending cutting most of the fiscal year 2021 funding the Air Force proposed for Advanced Battle Management System on-ramp events while also criticizing the service's nontraditional execution of the program. The Air Force asked for $302 million to fund ABMS research and development in FY-21 -- $75 million of which is intended for the exercises. At a cost of $25 million each, the service holds three on-ramps per fiscal year so defense industry partners can demonstrate the...

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