US President Obama Approves $636bn Defence Budget
For ground forces, the budget provides US$6.3 billion for the mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle fund in order to complete procurement of more than 6,600 new MRAP all-terrain vehicles (MRAP-ATVs) to be used in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense (DoD) will receive US$364 million for Stryker combat vehicles, US$498 million for medium tactical vehicles and US$613 million for procurement of heavy tactical vehicles with US$526 million allocated to incorporate situational awarenes...
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