Combat Search-And-Rescue Missions Face Budget Peril
Combat Search-And-Rescue Missions Face Budget Peril

The US Air Force’s combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) mission is itself in need of rescue as funds for new CSAR helicopters are not included in the service’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal. Furthermore, funds to refurbish about 90 Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters is not part of the sequester budget.

Each US military service is developing at least two budgets for 2015, one that includes sequestration spending cuts and another that builds on the Pentagon’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal, which is $52 billion above the federal spending cap.


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