Senate appropriators want big increase for Abrams funding

By Evan Ochsner / August 1, 2022 at 3:33 PM
A Senate committee is seeking to nearly double funding for the Army to procure upgraded Abrams tanks in fiscal year 2023, bringing the total for the upgrades closer to the levels the program received in FY-22 and tracking closely with an Army request for additional funds. The fiscal year 2023 appropriations bill announced by the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide $1.26 billion in procurement funds for the Army to upgrade 90 Abrams tanks, a $602 million increase over the service’s...

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