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US lawmakers to fund nearly $12 billion multi-year contracts for weapons

3rd August 2023 - 17:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Committee’s bill recommended the purchase of over 5,000 units of GMLRS. (Photo: US Army)

Authorisation of the US Senate Committee on Appropriations to progress with long-term acquisitions acquisition would benefit eight programmes.

In order to meet the increased US and allied requirements, the US Senate Committee on Appropriations’ bill recently authorised funding all weapons multi-year contracts requested by the Pentagon in its FY2024 budget proposal.

It would benefit eight long-term acquisition programmes of the US Air Force, Army and Navy, with a total estimated cost of nearly $12 billion.

That investment would be allocated to the Naval Strike Missile (NSM); Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS); Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3); Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM); Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM); Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM);

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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