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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


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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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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