Congress boosts budget for US Army’s long-range assault aircraft to drive down risk

Defense News: On a tight timeline but with additional funding, the U.S. Army is attempting to field a new long-range assault aircraft by 2030.

Congress has added $76 million in funding to the aircraft program’s top line in fiscal 2020 to drive down technical risk and speed up delivery. The money, which Congress approved as part of its FY20 appropriations bill signed into law last month, will fund what the service is calling a “competitive demonstration and risk reduction” effort ahead of the start of its Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, or FLRAA, program of record.

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