Military Capabilities

Pentagon budget 2021: US Army details 20 programme cuts and delays

13 February 2020

US Army officials are touting programme cuts and delays but have, so far, yet to release a full list of the 80 impacted efforts – 41 set to be eliminated and an additional 39 aligned for delays. What they have released, though, is a ‘top 10’ list with cuts to the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) line, Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

The president’s fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) budget request was the second year in a row that the army touted its ‘night court’ process as an avenue for cutting or curtailing a host of programmes to free up dollars to funnel into modernisation priorities.

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