The U.S. Navy’s fiscal 2015 budget plan maintains funding for air- and missile-defense programs, but delays implementation for some of the platforms, sensors and equipment because of the lingering effects of sequestration and other financial concerns. The Navy still plans to field its Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) Increment I, with the Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, in 2015, but only in four air wings—compared to the six wings proposed in the Navy’s ...
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