House and Senate approve $10M in FY19 #NDAA for #JAGM-F Missiles for Navy and Marine Corps Fighter Aircraft

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The FY19 #NDAA conference report was released this week and the House and Senate Defense Authorization committees (#HASC and #SASC)added $5M in the USMC #JAGM line, and an additional $5M in the Navy's #F/A-18 Squadrons line for JAGM-F Fixed Wing Studies and Analysis. This missile will provide the Marine Corps and Navy a great capability for their F/A-18 C/D/E/F and EA-18G, and in the AV-8B and F-35B/C. #JAGM-F is a multi-mode, eject-launched missile capable of quickly defeating a variety of threats on the ground.

 

CoAspire Attends @PTC Inc's Federal Aerospace and Defense Team Briefing in Vienna, Virginia

 PTC's head of Federal Aerospace and Defense Major General Brent Baker, USAF (ret.) addresses the industry and government customers at the informal PTC event on July 11th in Vienna, Virginia

PTC's head of Federal Aerospace and Defense Major General Brent Baker, USAF (ret.) addresses the industry and government customers at the informal PTC event on July 11th in Vienna, Virginia

PTC Inc, a US-based, NASDAQ-traded global software company held an informative overview of how PTC software is helping both government and industries in the federal aerospace and defense markets. Briefers included technical experts from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and PTC executives. 

#JAGM-F Receives $9.8M for the Navy and $9.8M for the Marine Corps in FY19 Senate Approps Mark

 JAGM Missile Manufactured by @LockheedMartin

JAGM Missile Manufactured by @LockheedMartin

On June 29th the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations publicly released its markup of the FY19 Defense Bill. The Committee added $9.8M for the US Navy for the new JAGM-F Missile, and $9.8M for the US Marine Corps in DoN RDT&E funding. This $19.6M in additional funding, if approved through the appropriations process, will allow the DoN to conduct studies and analysis and develop the new JAGM-F missile. The Air Force had already requested in their FY19 President Budget Request $31.596M for a new start for JAGM-F for their fighter aircraft.  The House also authorized similar additions for the Department of the Navy ($5M for the Navy and $5M for the Marine Corps) and authored report language, showing bi-partisan support in both chambers of Congress for this dual mode missile for fighter aircraft and the need for DoN funding. Here are links to the Senate's Mark for JAGM-F:

RDN Line 169, JAGM

+$9.8M “Program increase: Marine Corps joint air–to–ground missile for fixed wing aircraft”

https://www.congress.gov/115/crpt/srpt290/CRPT-115srpt290.pdf#page=170

RDN Line 219, F/A-18 Squadrons

+$9.8M “Program increase: Navy joint air–to–ground missile for fixed wing aircraft”

https://www.congress.gov/115/crpt/srpt290/CRPT-115srpt290.pdf#page=171