Senate mark includes $100 million for F-35 spare parts

By Lee Hudson / June 7, 2018 at 3:25 PM
Perplexed by the Pentagon's decision to decrease its Joint Strike Fighter spare parts purchases as jets continue to roll off the production line, Senate authorizers are clearing an additional $100 million in fiscal year 2019 for the effort. In its FY-19 budget, the Defense Department projected a nearly $547 million reduction in its spending on F-35 spares between FY-20 and FY-22, according to the report accompanying the Senate Armed Services Committee's FY-19 defense policy bill. "While the Department of Defense...

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