Biden Requests $813.3 Billion For National Defense


The Air Force is asking for $1.5 billion to buy 12 new F-15EX aircraft. But the service would love another dozen of the upgraded fourth-generation fighters, according to the service’s unfunded priorities list to Congress. That would support the divestment of F-15C aircraft through 2026 and would max-out Boeing’s production capacity.

Credit: Boeing
The Biden administration is requesting $813.3 billion for national defense, including a $773 billion total for the Pentagon, in an increase of defense spending aimed at more research and development of future systems at the cost of more divestments. The increase, approximately a 4% rise when...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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