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US spending bill to fund USAF combat rescue helicopter

15th January 2014 - 15:09 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


The US Air Force (USAF) is slated to receive funding for its Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) programme under a government-wide omnibus spending bill, unveiled by the White House on 13 January. 

The CRH programme, intended to replace the air force’s fleet of ageing Pave Hawk helicopters, has been designated a ‘congressional special interest item’ and will receive $333.5 million in funding, according to the new bill.

While acknowledging the helicopters need to be replaced, congressional appropriators have ensured an ‘affordable’ budget allocation, to prevent the programme from being ‘cancelled due to insufficient funding in future years’.  

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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