If sequestration remains in effect for 2016 and beyond, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he will have to shelve a host of aircraft, including KC-10 refuelers, 50 Army UH-72 Lakota helicopters and the Global Hawk Block 40, as well as buy 24 fewer F-35As for the Air Force and invoke a two-year delay for the Navy’s purchase of F-35Cs. Congress provided some relief for the Pentagon with the Bipartisan Budget Act two months ago for fiscal 2014 and 2015, but sequestration is still ...
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