Aviation Feels Increasing Pressure In New Budget Proposal

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U.S. defense officials are accepting an overall reduction in aircraft unit procurement in the fiscal 2020 budget request unveiled on March 12 as spending on existing combat and support aircraft competes with rising interest in the next generation of hypersonic, fixed-wing and rotary-wing capabilities.

Excluding a planned one-off purchase of 22 used F-5s from the Swiss Air Force next year to be used as aggressors by the …



Aviation Feels Increasing Pressure In New Budget Proposal