Congressional negotiators sharply cut funding for Connecticut-made Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters and trimmed the number of F-35s the Pentagon would buy next year.
Senior staffers of the House and Senate armed services committees released details of a final National Defense Authorization bill Tuesday.
It rolled back hundreds of millions of dollars in authorization for spending on a number of defense programs in the House and Senate defense authorization bills, including funding for extra Joint Strike Fighters and Sikorsky-made helicopters.
The $618 billion NDAA authorized spending on 63 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in 2017, down from 66 this year. Pratt & Whitney,...