Biden Requests $813.3 Billion For National Defense

F-15
<p>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.</p>
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...

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