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US Air Force strategic programmes to be affected by budgetary uncertainty

15th November 2023 - 21:24 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


An F-35A firing an AIM-120 AMRAAM. (Photo: US Air Force)

The operation under continuing resolutions can impact the schedule of several US Air Force efforts including the B-21, AMRAAM and C3BM.

The uncertainty within the US regarding the approval of the country’s FY2024 defence budget has been a concern for the US Air Force (USAF) as it could delay its modernisation efforts, potentially providing China with strategic advantages in the current global power competition.

The financial unpredictability could impact the schedule of several programmes including the B-21 long-range stealth bomber aircraft, Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and the Command, Control, Communications and Battle Management (C3BM).

Speaking on 13 November in a webinar conducted the Center for a New American Security, a US-based thinktank, Frank Kendall III, Secretary of the US Air Force, claimed that

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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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