US Air Force’s 2020 budget hones in on readiness, emerging tech

Defense News: The U.S. Air Force is requesting $165.6 billion in fiscal 2020, an increase of about $10 billion more than FY19 that the service intends to use to fund gains in readiness as well as spearhead technology development.

The service’s accounts for operations and maintenance (O&M) as well as research, development, technology and evaluation (RDT&E) each jumped by about $5 billion compared to the FY19 budget, according to budget documents provided by the Air Force.

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