Four F-35s Included In US Marin Corps’ $2.7 Billion Wishlist

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  • 02:23 PM, March 2, 2016
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The US Marin Corps wishlist for Financial Year 2017 includes $1.7 billion for aircraft program funding under the Nay’s aircraft procurement account.

The Marine Corps has outlines $2.7 billion of unfunded priorities for the FY17, Forecast International reported Tuesday.

The list includes $750 million for two F-35Bs and two F-35Cs, $207.5 million for two C-40 aircraft, $158 million for two KC-130Js, $150 million for two MV-22s, $57 million for two AH-1Z helicopters, and $32.6 million for one UC-12W. Additional aircraft funding would be used for items such as aircraft defense systems, avionics, and F-35B spare parts. 

The actual FY17 request included $2.0 billion for 16 F-35Bs, $890.7 million for four F-35Cs, $1.3 billion for 16 V-22s, $759.8 million for 24 AH-1Z helicopters, and $128.9 million for two KC-130Js.

The wish list includes another $215 million for 21 items in the Marine Corps' procurement account, including Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) alternate warhead munitions, target handoff systems, and technical surveillance countermeasures.

The service also wants $358.5 million for military construction; $75.6 million for military personnel; $370.6 million for operations & maintenance; and $22.9 million for research, development, test, and evaluation.

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