The U.S. Congress has approved an additional $79 million in fiscal 2019 funding for the Sikorsky CH-53K to continue developmental testing after several deficiencies were identified.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is asking Congress for another $108 million for hypersonic and ballistic space sensor development in fiscal 2020.
The USAF, Marine Corps, Navy and National Nuclear Security Administration have all submitted fiscal 2020 unfunded priorities lists to Congress.
DARPA plans to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system that can be assembled on orbit to expand U.S. operating presence in cislunar space.
The CPS program leads a new wave of spending on seven different offensive prototype weapons or demonstrators spread across three different services and DARPA.
The USAF’s new Skyborg project has a five-year deadline to produce a “fighter-like” prototype of an unmanned aircraft that uses a software-controlled “brain.”
U.S. Air Force officials say the roughly $360 million reduction in this year’s budget reflects changes in the timing of planned investments.
The Trump administration is seeking to send $51.7 billion to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in fiscal 2020, a 5% increase over the previous year’s enacted level, according to estimates released by the Office of Management and Budget Mar. 11.
U.S. defense officials are accepting an overall reduction in aircraft unit procurement in the fiscal 2020 budget request, as interest rises in the next generation of hypersonic, fixed-wing and rotary-wing capabilities.
NASA’s fiscal 2020 budget request supports the ongoing X-57 Maxwell electric-propulsion and X-59 QueSST low-boom supersonic flight demonstrators, but some within the agency are concerned about future X-planes.