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Air Force Plans to Reinvest $30B for Space, Multidomain Capabilities

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Jeff Brody

The U.S. Air Force is planning to reprogram around $30 billion in funds for efforts involving space and multidomain operations, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.

Matthew Donovan, the acting Air Force secretary, told reporters during AFA 2019 that the service plans to make “substantial” reallocations following a zero-based review process. He didn’t disclose a specific amount but noted that the number “could change due to program and budget review as we go through the year.”

David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff and 2017 Wash100 Award recipient, said the service’s funding priorities help drive its aircraft procurement initiatives and represents a “shift toward a defendable architecture in all of the orbits”. He noted that he supports the service’s efforts to expand its squadrons to 365 by 2030 in line with USAF’s “The Air Force We Need” strategy issued last year.