In Part I of this infographic series, we explored the key investments and strategic priorities of the DoD’s helicopter modernization approach, the Future Vertical Lift Program. As exciting as these modernization efforts are, at $1.1 billion total, they represents only a fraction of the $56.9 billion the DoD plans to spend on Aircraft Systems in FY21.
Though the DoD is investing more in RDT&E than ever before, the bulk of this funding will be devoted to modifying and maintaining its existing airborne fleets to ensure air dominance in FY21 and beyond. In FY21, the DoD plans to invest over $7.32 billion in the acquisition of over 50 new military helicopters and related systems. In addition, $1.4 billion of this funding will be devoted to the development of new capabilities and solutions designed to optimize the lethality, sustainability & survivability of existing helicopter fleets. For more on where exactly this funding is going and why, DOWNLOAD this infographic to experience our full FY21 Military Helicopters Budget Breakdown.
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