Pentagon budget request eyes key munitions investments for bulk buys

By Tony Bertuca / March 13, 2023 at 10:18 AM
( Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional budget information. ) The Pentagon is requesting $170 billion for procurement in fiscal year 2024, with $30.6 billion slated for missiles and munitions, focusing on weapon systems with industrial base shortfalls highlighted by the ongoing war in Ukraine and also on those that could deter China from acting militarily against Taiwan. According to new budget materials, the Defense Department's FY-24 budget request is $5.8 billion higher than what was...

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