Senate appropriators recommend $366 million cut for F-35 C2D2

By Courtney Albon / October 18, 2021 at 5:53 PM
Frustrated by delays to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s near-term modernization plans, Senate appropriators want to cut $365.8 million from the program’s $1.9 billion budget request for fiscal year 2022 -- a proposal that, if enacted, could lead to further delays as the program seeks to ready its jets for the future high-end fight. The Defense Department’s FY-22 budget request called for a major plus-up for the F-35 program’s Continuous Capability Development and Delivery (C2D2) efforts -- about $830 million...

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