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The Department of Defense portion of the Omnibus funds critical national security needs, including military operations and readiness programs, as well as health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families. The bill is consistent with the enacted National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017.

In total, the bill provides $593 billion, an increase of $19.9 billion over the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $16.3 billion more than the Obama Administration’s request. This includes:

-- $516.1 billion in base discretionary funding – an increase of $2 billion above current levels; and


 -- $76.6 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) funding. This amount includes $14.8 billion in new funding requested by the Trump Administration.

Equipment Procurement – The legislation provides a total of $123.3 billion – $108.4 billion for base requirements and $14.9 billion for OCO/GWOT requirements – for equipment and upgrades. Funding for base and GWOT requirements is $12.3 billion above the previous Administration’s request and $4.7 billion above the fiscal year 2016 level. These funds support our nation’s military readiness by providing the necessary platforms, weapons, and other equipment our military needs to train, maintain the force, and conduct successful operations.

 For example, the bill includes:

 -- $21.2 billion to procure 13 Navy ships, including three DDG-51 guided missile destroyers,

 -- Three Littoral Combat Ships,

 -- One LPD-17, and advance procurement for the polar icebreaker recapitalization project;

 -- $8.2 billion for 74 F-35 aircraft;

 -- $1.1 billion for 14 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft;

 -- $1.2 billion for 62 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters;

 -- $774 million for 52 remanufactured AH-64 Apache helicopters, $262 million for 7 new Apaches, and $72 million to support advanced procurement needs for an additional 10 aircraft;

 -- $702 million for 145 Patriot MSE missiles;

 -- $275 million for 20 MQ-1 Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles;

 -- $187 million for 28 Lakota light utility helicopters;

 -- $1.8 billion for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft;

 -- $2.6 billion for 15 KC-46 tanker aircraft;

 -- $1.3 billion for 17 C/HC/KC/MC-130J aircraft; and

 -- $210 million for HMMWV modernization for the active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. 

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