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Congress plans to provide the US Air Force with an additional $1 billion for procuring aircraft

15th June 2024 - 13:42 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


US Representatives want the branch to purchase 44 units of the F-35 in FY2025. (Photo: US Air Force)

Extra funds will go to several programmes including the F-35. The House Appropriations Committee also prohibited the US Air Force from divesting U-2 and F-15 C/D fleet.

The House Appropriations Committee approved a version of the FY2025 National Defence Appropriations Act (NDAA) on 13 June which included an additional US$1 billion for the US Air Force (USAF) to procure aircraft and modernise its fleet.

In its FY2025 proposal, the branch requested $19.8 billion for aircraft acquisition and upgrade efforts. If the budget increase passes through the Senate, the service’s fund for purchases will be $20.8 billion.

The total amount, however, will be still smaller than the $22 billion the service proposed for FY2024. Representatives stated in the NDAA text that “the Committee is sceptical of how

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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