What To Look For In the Pentagon’s Upcoming Budget Request

The U.S. Air Force in its fiscal 2023 budget request is expected to outline its future fighter force plan, based on Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.’s (4+1) model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 (pictured), F-16, F-15EX, Next-Generation Air Dominance plus the A-10 for the short-term.
Credit: U.S. Air Force/Capt. Kip Sumner
In late 2021, then-Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten sat with representatives from the defense industry to go over the Pentagon’s priorities and budget plans ahead of the upcoming, highly anticipated 2023 budget request. For years, especially since the 2018 National Defense...
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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