Friday, July 24, 2009

Senate eliminates funding for alternate engine

The Hill reports that following a 59-38 vote against an amendment to continue funding for an alternate engine, the Senate adopted Senator Joe Lieberman's amendment that "bars spending on an alternative engine until the Defense secretary certifies that such a program would reduce the fighter program’s costs, improve the planes’ readiness and not disrupt development or result in fewer fighters procured."

The full story is here.

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