3 juin 2021 | International, Terrestre

US Army’s $5.5B wish list seeks to restore cuts made to protect force modernization

US Army’s $5.5B wish list seeks to restore cuts made to protect force modernization

The Army has submitted its Unfunded Requirements List to the Hill that seeks to boost funding to improve military installations, restore delayed procurement of legacy aircraft and vehicle fleets and cover the potential hidden costs of withdrawing from Afghanistan while covering unforeseen contingencies.


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    28 septembre 2018 | International, Aérospatial

    Russia plans to arm its most advanced fighter with new hypersonic air-to-air missiles meant to cripple the F-35 stealth fighter

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    30 novembre 2018 | International, Aérospatial

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