August 25, 2019

Can FY19 Budget Staunch R&D Spending Decline?

R&D

Congressional and Pentagon leaders are concerned that the steadily declining portion of the military budget spent on research and development is exacerbating the threat that the US is losing its technological edge against its competitors and enemies. The Senate Appropriation Committee looks to boost R&D spending in the FY19 budget.

A-10 Mechanics Moving into F-35As

F-35 JSF assembly line

The JSF remains top dog in the DoD budget while research and development approaches 20 percent of the Navy and Marine budget request for FY16.