Pentagon reprograms funding for Army's soldier lethality, long-range precision fires efforts

By Jaspreet Gill / December 9, 2020 at 1:03 PM

The Pentagon has reprogrammed $17.4 million in fiscal year 2020 funding for the Army's soldier lethality, long-range precision fires and medical technology efforts.

The reprogramming memo, which was recently made public, shifts $10 million in research, development, test and evaluation funding within the Army's long-range precision fires advanced technology budget line "for proper execution of a congressional add." The $10 million congressional add is for composite cannon tubes and propulsion technology.

The reprogramming also shifts $7.4 million from FY-20 RDT&E defense research sciences research funding -- a $5.4 increase for the Army's soldier lethality advanced technology for flexible LED lighting and a $2 million increase for the service's medical advanced technology for advanced hemostat products.