Inside the Navy - October 9, 2017

DOD poised to pump hundreds of millions more into select precision munition programs

October 06, 2017 |
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Congress has approved a Pentagon request to shift $412 million between accounts to boost purchases of precision munitions using funds appropriated in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, allowing the U.S. government to immediately increase buys of both new weapons -- such as the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile and Small Diameter Bomb II -- and inventory mainstays, such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition. Lawmakers approved a Sept. 7 request by Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist to reprogram funds, some of which...

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