US Navy requests 148 aircraft in FY2020 budget

UNITED STATES

THE US Department of the Navy’s FY2020 budget roll-out on March 12, 2019, has the department requesting procurement of 148 aircraft, an increase over the 134 funded in 2019.

E-2D Hawkeye BuNo 168595/601 assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) ‘Bluetails’ launches from the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during the carrier’s composite training unit exercise with Carrier Strike Group 12.
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst/US Navy
Upgraded HC-144B 2301 Ocean Sentry at Corpus Christi, Texas on February 20, 2019.
Lt Jessica Wright/US Coast Guard

The 148 aircraft requested for the Navy and Marine Corps will be funded by $18.6 billion in 2020. The Department of Navy’s overall aircraft inventory is scheduled to drop to 3,912 in 2020, down from 4,094 in 2019.

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