For U.S. military aviation, the Defense Department’s self-annointed “masterpiece” budget proposal for fiscal 2020 means mostly stabilizing or reducing aircraft now in production while ramping up spending on the next generation of military technology for aircraft, missiles, sensors and other weapons.  If Congress approves, the Defense Department intends to defer 24 planned orders for Lockheed Martin F-35As beyond the five-year defense plan and chop the program of ...


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