Flat Pentagon Budget Favors Space, Nuclear, Cyber

By Michael Bruno Feb 10, 2020
The Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 defense budget request is “flat” for the Pentagon but doubles down on space, hypersonic and cyber capabilities against China, Russia and others and would make recent changes to the national security structure “irreversible,” officials said Feb 10.
Defense and Space

Pentagon Backs Hypersonics Push With Billions In 2021 Budget

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2020
The U.S. Defense Department plans to increase spending on hypersonic offensive and defensive capabilities in fiscal 2021.
Defense and Space

New Budget Plan Includes Armed Overwatch Fleet Acquisition

By Steve Trimble Feb 10, 2020
The U.S. Defense Department (DOD) plans to acquire five light-attack aircraft in fiscal 2021 to support the Special Operations Command’s newly launched Armed Overwatch program.
Defense and Space

NASA Seeks To Launch Electrified Propulsion Demo In 2021 Budget

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2020
NASA has substantially increased funding requested for aeronautics research in fiscal 2021 over the spending level envisioned a year ago.
Air Transport

F-35B, CH-53K, MQ-4C Biggest Losers In U.S. Navy Budget

By Lee Hudson Feb 10, 2020
The U.S. Marine Corps is halving its planned 2021 buy of F-35Bs to 10 jets, while the Navy is purchasing three fewer F-35Cs than in the previous year’s budget projection.
Defense and Space

Budget Keeps U.S. Army Rotorcraft Modernization On Track

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2020
The biggest change is in procurement of the Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk, which is reduced as planned to 36 aircraft from 74 in 2020.
Defense and Space

White House Wants $25.2 Billion For NASA

By Irene Klotz Feb 10, 2020
President Donald Trump is requesting $25.2 billion for NASA for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, a whopping 12% budget increase in an attempt to bankroll a fast-track mission to land astronauts on the Moon in 2024.
Defense and Space

USAF Proposes Sweeping Cuts For ISR, Fighters and Bombers

By Steve Trimble Feb 10, 2020
The U.S. Air Force’s latest five-year budget plan retires significant numbers of RQ-4s, B-1s, KC-10s and non-stealthy fighters and eliminates funding…
Defense and Space