DOD procurement plans largely safe under short-term FY-18 CR

By Jason Sherman / September 8, 2017 at 6:10 PM
Pentagon plans to ramp up production of about two-dozen major weapon systems in fiscal year 2018 would be largely unaffected by the stopgap spending bill President Trump and congressional leaders hope to enact, funding the federal government from Oct. 1 to Dec. 8. Nearly all of the big-ticket programs that aim to increase procurement rates in FY-18 compared to FY-17-- including deals for a new aircraft carrier, more armored vehicles, tank upgrades, precision munitions and aircraft -- have set target...

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