If military sustainment spending follows the laws of gravity, what goes up must come down. In the case of the U.S., however, while overall military budgets are flat, sustainment spending is still inching slightly upward. That is mostly due to aircraft acquisitions taking a bigger hit in budgets than sustainment, as well as flight hours that are not decreasing. The four biggest aircraft fleets in the U.S. and Canada—the Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk, Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon, Boeing ...

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