Pentagon cuts $11B in weapons programs to pay for FY-17 shortfall

By Tony Bertuca / February 9, 2016 at 3:54 PM
The Pentagon was forced to cut $11.2 billion from modernization programs to help plug a $17 billion shortfall in fiscal year 2017, according to Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord. As a result of the cut, which was 2 percent of DOD's topline budget, the department will procure nine fewer AH-64 Apache helicopters , 24 fewer UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, 77 fewer Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, five fewer F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, two fewer V-22 aircraft, three fewer C-130J aircraft and...

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