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Concerns remain around US Army IVAS programme

10th August 2022 - 09:01 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The IVAS deal could still be worth nearly $22 billion over ten years (Photo: US Dod)

While the Senate Appropriations Committee remains committed to IVAS, it proposed cuts to some of its funding while solidifying its U-turn on the Enhanced Night Vision Google-Binocular.

The US Senate Appropriations Committee is seeking $850 billion in defence spending, nearly an extra $100 billion on top of the White House’s latest request.  

Committee chairman Pat Leahy said the increase is justified due to the large inflation since the Pentagon released its defence budget request in late March.

Leahy's fellow Democratic Party senator Jon Tester  said in a statement at the end of July: ‘This legislation will keep America safe by giving our troops a well-earned pay raise, ensuring our servicemen and women are well-trained and well-equipped with the most up-to-date technology and shifting resources toward programs that’ll maintain

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Norbert is the Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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