Lawmakers want more budget

House panel wants $5.3B more for weapons

The extra funds they want include money to:

  • Keep Block 30 Global Hawks in service
  • Keep C-27J in service
  • Install back-up oxygen system on F-22
  • Continue C-130 avionics modernization
  • 10 extra new UH-60 Black Hawks
  • 3 extra new UH-72 Lakotas
  • Additional PAC-3 Patriot missiles and launchers
  • Keep the M1 tank production line open
  • Upgrade M2 Bradleys
  • Modernize National Guard Humvees
  • 11 extra new F/A-18 Super Hornets
  • 1 extra new V-22 Osprey
  • 7 extra new Navy/Marine helicopters
  • 1 extra new DDG 51 destroyer
  • Keep 3 CGs from early retirement and upgrade them for BMD
  • 5 extra C-130Js
  • 12 extra new MQ-9 Reapers
  • $1 billion extra for additional equipment reset

It also cuts over $528 million from F-35 procurement because of unjustified cost growth and delays.


  1. Wouldn’t it be better to fix the F-22’s oxygen system than install a back-up one?

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