House, Senate appropriators poised to increase Air Force procurement

By Michael Marrow / December 21, 2022 at 5:00 AM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated with information on additional funds for E-7 research.) An agreement on the fiscal year 2023 spending package would boost major Air Force purchases of Combat Rescue Helicopters and transport aircraft, according to explanatory text accompanying the omnibus spending bill released Dec. 19 by House and Senate appropriators. Adding $17.2 billion to the Air Force’s requested topline of $162.2 billion, lawmakers would instruct the service to double the planned buy of the HH-60W...

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