U.S. House Committee ‘Concerned’ With Lack of Army Aviation Strategy

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces panel wants the U.S. Army to submit by March 30 next year a “comprehensive strategy … for Army aviation to ensure alignment between requirements, future Army budget submissions, and authorization of appropriations.”

“The required strategy would cover both current and future multi-domain operations for Army aviation,” according to language recommended by the panel on the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill, H.R. 2500. “The fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Army included several significant changes to aviation modernization programs. While these changes may align with the long-term Army aviation strategy, the committee is concerned with the absence of such a strategy that incorporates both current and future capabilities.”