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Boeing Choppers the Army Wants to Cut Are Backed by House Panel

  • Army hit for ‘lack of acquisition discipline’ on key proposal
  • Committee directs Army to restore over $900 million in cuts
CH-47 Chinook

CH-47 Chinook

Photographer: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images

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The House panel that controls defense spending rejected an Army proposal to stop production of Boeing Co.’s Chinook helicopters and shift the money into future vertical-lift programs in the service’s modernization plan.

Instead, the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee, which is completing its proposed fiscal 2020 defense spending bill, added $28 million in advance procurement funds for continued production of the Chinook CH-47 Block II and directed the service to restore more than $900 million that would have been been shifted through 2024, according to a draft of the panel’s report obtained by Bloomberg Government.