The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are forewarning Congress that reductions to aviation readiness budget line items in fiscal 2020 would have major implications, such as eliminating a software contract with Bell-Boeing and Raytheon to support the V-22. The House Appropriations Committee’s mark of the fiscal 2020 defense appropriations bill cuts $61 million from the V-22 Osprey, citing support cost excess growth. The Navy argues the fiscal 2020 support costs are driving by the CMV-22 ...

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