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AOC 2018: US EW advocate fears defence budget cuts

3rd December 2018 - 15:49 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington DC

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US EW programmes fared well in recent budget deliberations, but that progress might soon be derailed by potential cuts to the overall defence budget, according to a leading EW advocate in Congress.

The EC-37B Compass Call replacement programme, which was ‘on hold’ not long ago, was ‘fixed’ by Congress and is now poised to produce two aircraft a year instead of the less efficient rate of one a year that the air force had planned, Rep Don Bacon (R-Neb) said on 29 November.

In addition, the US Navy’s EA-18G Growler aircraft and a modernisation effort for the US Air Force’s

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