Defense Budget

As Air Force Tries to Retire Jets, HASC’s Wittman Wants a Gapfiller

The Virginia Republican wants a “tactical interim” capability to arrive while the Air Force awaits its secret NGAD combat aircraft.

Seapower Chairman Wants Answers on Amphib Fleet Funding

Sen. Tim Kaine also said he expects the Navy’s 30-year-shipbuilding plan this week.

Army Wishlist: Tank Upgrades, Augmented Reality

Service has $1.93 billion worth of priority items not included in its official budget request.

Amid Pentagon Focus On China, Indo-Pacific Command Says It Has $3.5B Budget Shortfall

This “unfunded list” comes on top of the $9.1 billion the Pentagon requested for “Pacific deterrence” in its 2024 spending proposal.

Air Force Won’t Buy Hypersonic Missiles in 2024, Official Says

The service will spend the next year continuing to develop and test two candidate weapons, a budget leader said.

R&D Tops Procurement in Air Force’s 2024 Budget Proposal

Meanwhile, the Space Force is requesting $30 billion in 2024, $3.7 billion above last year’s enacted budget.

The Pentagon’s 2024 Budget Proposal, In Short

The spending plan includes $315 billion to develop and buy new weapons.

Let Us Bulk-Buy Missiles for Fighting China, Pentagon Asks Congress

The Defense Department says it wants to use more multi-year munition buys in future years as well.

5.2% Pay Bump for Troops, Feds in 2024 Budget Proposal

The largest proposed pay raise for federal employees since the Carter administration still falls short of the demands of some Democrats and unions.

Air Force Wants Faster A-10 Retirements

21 Warthogs are going away this year, and service leaders hope Congress will allow more.