House appropriators want to slightly trim CCA dollars while touting program's success

By Vanessa Montalbano / June 12, 2024 at 1:50 PM
The Collaborative Combat Aircraft program would see a roughly $25.7 million cut in fiscal year 2025 compared to the Air Force's $559 million request, according to a draft spending bill from the House Appropriations defense subcommittee. Should the legislation be enacted, the Air Force would instead receive $531.4 million to continue development, prototyping and integration of the loyal drone wingmen intended to escort manned fifth- and sixth-generation aircraft into hostile environments or perform solo operations, a report accompanying the bill...

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