Military Helicopters FY21 Budget Highlights Part I: Future Vertical Lift Takes Off

The Army is dedicating significant resources to helicopter modernization and has increased its budget by 20% over the past year to $1.1 billion for FY21. Future Vertical Lift (FVL) is one of the army’s “big six” modernization programs outlined in October of 2019, and, it’s funding will be pulled from the total $106.6 billion in RDT&E funding requested to support these six initiatives. Furthermore, the DoD plans to invest a total $4.7 billion in vertical lift, includin...
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