Here's a quick summary of the aerospace winners and losers from today's mark-up of the defense budget by the House appropriations subcommittee on defense. The press release above can also be downloaded at this site. The House appropriators mark-up follows previous votes by the authorizing committees of the House and Senate. The Senate appropriators have yet to take up the defense bill.
- $530 million to cut 2 USAF Lockheed Martin F-35s
- $200 million from DARPA
+ $674 million for 3 more Boeing C-17s
+ $495 million for 9 more Boeing F/A-18E/Fs
+ $430 million for more Lockheed F-35 development funding
+ $400 million to operationalize 5 pilot production Lockheed/AgustaWestland VH-71s
+ $369 million for advanced procurement of 12 Lockheed F-22s
+ $142 million for 1 more Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye
KC-X -- The subcommittee says DOD can award a sole source contract or split the deal. The language also encourages DOD to buy tankers at a rate of more than one per month.