Senate authorizers propose more funding for USAF anti-ship, anti-air weapons

By Sara Sirota / June 25, 2020 at 2:18 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to realign the Air Force's fiscal year 2021 tactical missile procurement budget to buy more anti-ship weapons and boost the service's classified research funding to continue maturing advanced air-to-air capabilities. Lawmakers recommend cutting $75 million from the $476 million the Air Force had requested to purchase Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and instead put the money toward acquiring more Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles, according to the report accompanying their mark of the FY-21 defense policy bill...

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