Wednesday, September 02, 2015

F-35's latest budget victim? The US Army's Future Fighting Vehicle.

via Defense Aerospace.
The U.S. Army has revealed that its Future Fighting Vehicle program is being pushed back due to a lack of funding. An executive summary of the service's FY17-FY21 Program Objective Memorandum, obtained by InsideDefense, said a planned FY21 Milestone A for the FFV will now take place in FY29.

"Given more resources, we would not have delayed the FFV program, but we will mitigate some of the risk by supporting prototyping efforts that could help us accelerate the program in the future if resources become available or technological breakthroughs occur," the summary reads.

FFV is a follow-on to the defunct Ground Combat Vehicle, which was terminated in the FY15 budget. GCV was intended to replace a portion of the Bradley fleet.

Fiscal Year 2029.

They might as well be honest and say its scrapped.  F-35 supporters should be should the Air Power Mafia.

You're eviscerating your nations ground combat forces to pay for an airplane that YOU KNOW is a flying piece of camel dung.

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