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Pentagon Weapons Request to Be $7 Billion Less Than Forecast

The U.S. Defense Department will request about $113 billion for weapons in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, $7 billion less than planned in its forecast last year, according to government officials.

In the budget, due for release Feb. 14, will be 32 Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 jets for the Air Force and Navy, software upgrades for its F-22 fighter and additional MC-130 transports for special operations, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss budget figures before the request is published.