US Navy and Marine Corps procurement accounts maintained current levels or saw upticks in investments for network upgrades, electronic and information warfare capabilities aboard the sea service’s warship fleet and the Marines’ ground-based communication and electronic equipment portfolios.
Ship support equipment and communication and electronic equipment accounts within the navy’s coffers increased by USD1.3 billion, according to the service’s budget request for fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021). On ship support equipment, funds increased by USD976 million from the USD3.04 billion set aside in FY 2019 to USD4.01 billion included in the FY 2021 request, released 10 February. On electronic equipment, navy officials requested USD3.5 billion for FY 2021, which represented an increase of USD373 million for those programmes, compared with the FY 2019 figure of USD3.1 billion.
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