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tell us about the medical facilities, you will cut six of those. how many people are we talking about? >> 100 people in fy 20, about 5300 total over the fdup. this was in alignment with the national defense strategy and the most stressing operational plan to alignment community with what we need to cut the excess. so that's what is going on there. >> what happens to those people? they will be managed very carefully through normal attrition and that's how that will work. >> that's all the time we have today.
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good afternoon. we are at 2:30 which means it is air force budget time. the general is going to present the air force budget submission for this year's budget. when we get to the question and answer portion i will revisit them but i know most of you but
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please identify yourself. good afternoon. thank you for sticking around for the air force fy 20 briefing. we want to give you as much information up front and we will leave time at the end for questions. i will give you the bottom line up front. the fy 20 budget requests $165 billion to continue the path to build a more lethal and ready air force, that's a $9.000000000 increase over fy 19 enabling growth and readiness as well as continuing steady increases in the military, a renewed emphasis on infrastructure recovery and faster and smarter capabilities needed to return to great power competition. along the way we will highlight successes we have been able to achieve. we will spend the majority of
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the time highlighting the appropriations and we will provide closing thoughts and opening the floor to your questions. next slide the national security defense strategy prioritize military capabilities that counter challenges to the free and open international order and reemergence of long term strategic competition between nations. through intimidation these remain the regional neighbors undermine the allies. these great power competitors look to challenge u.s. dominance and confront us to information warfare and denied proxy operations and diverse actions. we must compete, deter and win across the five missions of the national defense strategy. those five missions are defend
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the homeland, two provide a safe, secure and effective nuclear determent, deter aggression and disrupt violent extremists. each mission requires a combination of capabilities and the air force is integral to everyone of them. the air force is unique in that we must be ready everyday to accomplish all five missions multily. with these missions we developed the budget request to build a more lethal and ready force while focused on fueling tomorrow's air force faster and smarter. the air force has 312 quadrants and they they continue to be in high demand deploying air, space and cyber power. the 2030 timeline as defined in
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the future defense planning scenarios we must increase the capacity to incorporate advanced technology and cutting edge capabilities and it new and innovative ways. it does set the condition for success by fueling faster and smarter the technology and innovation that will allow us to achieve a strategic advantage. on the next slide we highlight how the budget improves readiness. the mansion was defense strategy and through the following seven prorates it continues to restore readiness. first and foremost readiness recovery is about people. the budget request increases the total force military strength by 4,400 air men to a
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total of 511,000. to prepare to fight along side allies and partners, this budget includes 1.3 million total time flying hours and includes funds to modernize our lives and trending of structures such as nevada test and training range and alaska range complex. the budget restores the readiness and force through cost effective maintenance. we continue to prioritize weapon systems programs drawing this account by 1.7 billion in the fy 20 request to insure equipments and systems are ready. this budget funds enterprise sustaining engineering efforts to drive down costs through automation, streamline supply chain and analytic tools and monitoring censors. the reek continues the
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unwavering request on aviation safety. the air fort will prioritize any issues that put in danger the air crews. it funds a next generation air seat to mitigatejection risks in multiple fighter and bomber aircrafts. we support the air force's commitment to providing a nuclear deterrent. the fy20 budgets continues the upgrade of the bomber nuclear triad and modernization of the nuclear command control and communication capability. we continue the modernization efforts across multiple systems, the fy 20 budget increases 21 development programs poised to add
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capability to nuclear and conventional operations and we remain committed to the f35 and game changing capabilities. and this fy 20 budgets request balances readiness and modernization in the near term of securing eight f15 aircrafts. allowing us to benefit from foreign partner investments. we continue to focus on cyber dominance by funding the 39 offense and defense force teams in support of u.s. cyber commands to simultaneously generate effects in cyberspace while we secure and defend our systems. it provides combat and control system and battle management of our forces. we continue our efforts to acceleration to a defendable space with our fourth consecutive growth, our space
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portfolio is growing 17%, building out advantages relied upon by the war fighters. the fy20 request develops resilient satellite communications. supporting attempts to blind the space systems. the budget includes the initial funding to stand up to ailments of the space force. establishing a space force requires enabling legislation from congress this headquarters is responsible for addressing scope of mission and function and organizational components and planning to implement the new service. let's shift the attention to what we buy from how we buy it as we capitalize on new acquisition authorities to deliver to the field faster and smarter. next slide. the acquisition we inherited is
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too slow for the digital age. china is moving faster than we are to acceleration new capabilities the national authorization act delegated responsibility down to services and granted new acquisition authorities. we are utilizing new authorities to deliver war fighters faster and stronger. let me highlight four ways we are doing this. first we capitalize on the prototype and experimentation congress provided. using this the fy20 budget continues to accelerate development keeping us on a path to build and fly the nation's weapon five years earlier than anticipated. we will continue our experimentation efforts for the aircraft by including funds in the budget to build on what we learn and expand the experiment
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to other classes of air vehicles such as unmanned and rotary. through this experimentation we can insure the u.s. and partners have the right mix of options with the necessary intelligence and information sharing capabilities to fulfill the mission. second we are empowering the acquisition professionals to tailor the process, structuring their decisions to best support the needs of the program. as an example b52 commercial engine replacement program utilizes digital modeling to conduct digital fly out finding design flaws and fixing them before building. this will save three years from the normal development timeline as well as improve fuel efficiency. third we transition away from ourunresponsive approach to software in favor of a rapid and developmental approach. the key is putting operators
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together to focus on rapid software improvements. leading the change is the experimentation lab. one example of the development of success is a new software tool for air refueling planning that helped the air force reduce fuel consumption by millions each month. that software tool was delivered in months instead of years. and finally the commitment to competition continues to read positive results. recent contract awards for national security space launch, the goingal position and satellite 3f and uh1 netted 15 million. in addition focus on expanding competition opened the door to more innovators and by reducing bureaucracy the space and missile center is awarding contract twice as fast as
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traditional contracting method. to nontraditional vendors, foster innovation. we can on achieve these goals by fielding these knew capabilities through the continued support of our congress. on the next flight, i will cover the fiscal environment, highlighting the recent successes and need to maintain that funding commitment to coming years. next slide, please. in the past few years, through support from congress, the air force has accelerated modernization programs while simultaneously building a more lethal force. congress has appropriated air force funding roughly $50 billion above the budget control. listed below are four areas where these additional funds enabled key improvements.
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first, we grew over 14,000 total force personnel. these airmen filled critical gaps in air crew, maintenance, remote piloted aircrafts, intelligence, and cyber career career fields. second almost $1 billion in full spectrum funds -l address gaps and supply and equipment across the air force and specifically in the indoe pacific area of operations. this included chemical defense an semiables, cold weather gear, and medical war reserve material. third our research and development budget almost doubled. these funds honed our technical edge against rapidly modernizing competitors and accelerating game changing technology in the space program that will make a difference in the war fight of today and tomorrow. finally we procured an additional 23f-30 fighters.
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to insure the air force remains lethal against emerging high end threats. we are appreciative of congress passing the defense authorization act and defense appropriation bills on time. we have been able to accelerate spending by $3.7 billion this year. and specifically addressing mission capability rates for our fighter platforms. we are grateful for the continued congressional support and the confidence it injects in our military and industry partners. however, we are not relying on solely addition that funding. we are driving smarter use of resources through reform efforts and creating our own trade space. we improve the modeling of our military personnel costs by analyzing how personnel
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entitlements expand over time. enabling the arrest force to realign $1.6 billion over the next five years. to address other readiness. additionally through the identification of redundant capabilities we were able to invest all funding for the eagle vision program through an agreement between the air force. now the air force receives the higher resolution of service at no cost to the air force. saving $21 million per year. finally looking to maximize the return of every dollar we spend with implement the new infrastructure investment strategy. this strategy shifts air force infrastructure spending from a worst first approach to a priorization based on mission needs and getting the most bang for your buck. utilizing three primary lines of effort, first restoring readiness, second cost effective modernization of infrastructure and third driving inno evacuation to installation management we can
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accelerate infrastructure readiness. however, even with increased buying power, the true ability to continue our multieffort rebuilding readiness while modernizing our force requires predictable requirement driven funding. the most critical element we need is to find a way forward on a budget front to continue delivering the topline. and protect america's vital natural interests. with these budget priorities, streamline accusation processes and strategic and fiscal environments in mind, let's break down the budget. next slide, please. the stacked columns on this slide illustrate the break out by appropriation and the fiscal year 20 budget request. these columns represent the total budget request to include active guard and reserve. starting on the right when you exclude the $39.2 billion pass through, the air force budget
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for fy20 is $165.6 billion. a 3% increase. you will also notice there is a significant change in our operations and maintenance or o & m and overseas contingency change. from the base budget to the oco budget. as you have heard before this is a department wide decision by holding the base budget request under the bca caps. we'll discuss the details of the over all budget later in the briefing. to compare the fy20 budget request to the fy19 appropriation, let me shift my attention to the two stacked bars on the left. here you will see an apples to apples comparison. where we've applied and oco rule set. you can see the requirements driving the majority of the
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over all $9.8 billion fc20 increase is military personnel and research and development appropriations. we will discuss the drivers of the changes in more details in the coming slides. first let's start with a look at the o & m account. next slide please. our operations and maintenance and o & m operations is our largest account. making up 36%. this account finances our day- to-day operations and critical to our continued efforts to restore readiness. includes a $4.7 billion increase. in part, this is a due to $1.3 billion in growth for our facility sustainment restoration own modernization program which is a 48% increase over fy19. of years of falling short of our infrastructure goals, we've significantly increased our infrastructure budget here and in our military construction appropriation. which i will discuss later.
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since we fight there our bases, these increases twin to turn on the corner on assuring or projection platforms are ready for tomorrow's flight. another significant driver is a $1.4 billion increase. this $1.4 billion total increase is a combination of the $1.7 billion base budget increase on this slide offset by a $300 million reduction. we continue the 204 pacing units to assure our lead forcepackages are ready to force tonight. additionally, this budget resource $6 billion for 1.1 peace flying miles. these baseline hours combine
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with a live and virtual training, increased adversary -l authorities, retain and sharpen today's aviators to 1,480 pilots. this request also right sizes our installation support accounts. adding $1 billion compared to the fc19 appropriation. this minimizes reprogramming actions in the year of execution and assures our installation is funded to the levels we historically executed. finally this request includes $3.3 billion for a cyber mission set and $2.5 billion for space operations and training requirements. and as i mentioned earlier, this budget resource is a stand up of the initial u.s. space force head quarts with $72 million to cover the initial personnel and operating cost. to this own and budget request and other initiatives, our airmen will be organized, trained, and equipped to meet the complex challenges we face.
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next let's turn our attention to military personnel. next slide, please. in the fiscal year 20, we continue the steady growth and add funding for a 3.1% military pay raise. 3.4% increase for basic housing. as i mentioned earlier, this budget reflects the savings from a reform effort to improve the modeling of military personnelcosts. in terms of end strength, this budget request supports our fifth consecutive year of increases with fy20 grow at 4400 airmen. to just under 511,000 total force military members. this brings us back to our fy12 remaining levels. in terms of mission sets, this budget targets critical skill
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gaps. such as special warfare airmen, intell, cyber, and military members. additionally the fy20 military budget expands efforts to reduce the pilot short fall to a $30 million increase for targeted bonuses. when coupled with nonmilitary aims to retain seasoned airmen in stressed career fields and airmen performing hazardous constitutes insuring critical air force specialties are preserved. the air force will be better sized, better trained, and more lethal to face the challenges of greater competition. next let's shift our attention to the air force research development and budget request. where miss gleason will discuss the capabilities to counter the threats of tomorrow. next slide, please. >> thank you, general pletcher.
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as general pletcher mentioned earlier, our rdt & e has doubled in the last four years. the fy20 budget is an increase of $4.5 billion. this year's budget invests heavily on innovative technologies and focuses on modernization of key capabilities shaped by the national defense strategy. we continue to modernize our aircraft fleets, recapitalize two-thirds of the nuclear triad accelerate capabilities. this budgettic creases development funding for the b21 by $725 million as the program transitions from design to manufacturing development. it also continues tx development to recapitalize our
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mt38 fleet. invests $794 million. $290 million increase. funds $247 million to advance capabilities for the combat rescue helicopter. this continues the presidential aircraft and invests in multiple legacy aircraft. additionally the fy20 requests adds $1.8 billion in procurment to accelerate our defenderrable space investment. securing the satellite consolations that power our military forces. we continue the efforts to accelerate development of the next generation overhead persistent infrared sensor. and invest $463 million in the gps constellation to provide enhanced positioning and
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timing. this invests $413 million in the long range stand off weapons to replace the air launch cruise missile and $570 million in the ground based strategic deterrent. designed to recapitalize the intercontinental ballistic missiles. they will insure the reliability and effectiveness for the most responsive and flexible legs of the nuclear triad. the fy20 requests an advance to help in encounter emerging threats. although most to the specifics are classified, this budget increases funding by $570 million to reforce the most promising areas needed. finally, our budget continues efforts to institutional prototyping and experimental to
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war fighting capability. specifically we invest $878 million to continue the acaptive engine program which is providing revolutionary advances in fighter turban engine performances. and invest $576 million. to include both the air launch rapid response weapon and the hyper sonic conventional. this budget also focuses our directed energy efforts on prototypes. these increased rdt safeguard our technological edge against near competitors and enable the air force to accel rate the next generation capabilities required to counter threats outlined. now let's take a look at the
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highlights of our fy20 procurement appropriations. next slide, please. our procurement appropriations remain relatively stable as we continue buying aircrafts, base assets, launch ammunition. in the future years some of these accounts will increase as rdt move into production. looking specifically at our air account $5.7 billion to procur 48f-35 aircraft. to begin to replace aging f- 15's. in addition the baseline aircraft account continues to recapitalization for tankers. providing $2.2 billion. and rotary assets funding $848 million for 12 combat ready
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aircrafts. as well as all the mc130's. our baseline budget funds threeadditional mq9's. dig no the nine aircraft funded. four national security space launches. leveraging a public privatepartnership to ingest partnership in the market. $415 million in this budget procures the first on satellite. adding to the robust gps constellation. for the ammunition account, the table on the bot too many right includes space and oco funding to allow for an easier compareson between fiscal years. the budget request begins to transition our admissions priorities. during this shift, we continue
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to maximize production, small diameter bombs and fire while creating emphasis on the joint air to surface extended range. that were included in the fy18 and fy19 and the total quantities funded in the fy20 presidentous budget request. let me pause here for a moment to review the numbers on the slide. now let me turn it back over to general pletcher. >> thank you miss gleason. this is another good news story
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for the air force. fy20 request includes the first meaningful increase to our budget. with a 24% increase compared to fy19. a significant portion of this request $1.1 billion is for existing mission construction projects. this increase combined with addition that restoration and modernization funds begins to address the deferred infrastructure maintenance risk that has been building. as you can see from this slide, this request includes funding for infrastructure improvements across the range of air force missions and includes funding for active guard and reserve bases. addition$5 a 30 million. particularly in the indoe pacific area and funds limited bed down requirements for new missions. more over, the fy20 budget request continues reconstruction efforts at kindle air force base which was devastated by hurricane michael.
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the dod as you heard earlier set aside emergency funding in this budget request and used to help rebuild once the design work is completed. finally switching to our military family housing. the health and safety or our airmen is a top priority. so much so we conducted a boots on the ground review housing across the surface. to identify any documents. while much is being done in the near term and quickly to address any problems we must insure our corrective actions are applied and during. this budget request supports our military housing needs through continuous oversight of prioritized housing, sustainment of government inventory, and leasing of homes. that was our base budget account. at change as you heard earlier today is the fy20 president's
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budget request of our oco accounts. three categories of funding. the first is for direct war cost. which includes direct combat support costs. the second category is oco for enduring requirements. which includes requirements previously funded for oco. that will likely continue after combat operations she's. and the final category is oco for base requirements. includes funding for base requirements that are financed in our fy20oco request. this budget prior vizs missions in afghanistan, iraq, and syria. and expand european infrastructure and continues counterterrorism operations. our fy20 direct war and
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enduring oco accounts show a $20 billion increase. these accounts continue supporting personnel during locations. replenish consume missions. and procure nine mq9 aircraft. switch together oco for base requirements the $29.6 billion funds traditional base requirements sump as flying hours, weapons system. all of these requirements were included and briefed in the previous slides provide you with an apples to apples comparison. even though the funding for these requirements will be requested in the oco portion of the budget. let me close with a few final thoughts before we open it up for your questions. the air force is called upon to
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compete, deter, and win across the five priorities. this fy20 budget request is driven by this strategy to focus on building more lethal and ready force and prepared to defeat our adversaries. this budget request takes needed steps to restore our readiness and increasely thatty while fielding the force faster. however, we can't fully implement the national defense strategy to protect network without sufficient budget topline. preserving readiness means continuing budget funding. as i said earlier, this is the most critical element in enabling the air force to field the capabilities and build the capacity needed for the next two decades. as we have in the past, we must come together to find a way forward. thank you very hutch. i welcome your questions.
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>> thank you. cassandra ere win, today's news. can you explain the 17% base growth? when is the 19 inactive number that increased by 17%? >> as miss gleason pulls up the detail, the 17% increase is across all appropriations. so it looks loot the entire portfolio. so we have to give you those individuals. but i think we have the number here. let me have her pull it up. essentially a continued emphasis we had. some of that is just what new satellites we're funding in this program as well. but do you have the numbers? >> so in 19 across that portfolio we were enacted just over $11.8 billion. and in 20 we are enacted $13.8. so roughly 17%. most of our growth is in rnd. and a little bit in
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precurement. >> first question. the kc46 purchase is slowing. can you explain why? and second the directed energy amount from last year and this year can you break that out for us? >> the kc46 were committed to 15 a year. two years ago we got three additional added by congress. so this 12 that we buy in fy20 still keeps us at 15 a year on average. >> we will have to take that. i don't have a number for that broken out. sorry. >> valerie defense news. can you talk about the lie detector experiment where that money is coming from and how those experiments might be different? >> we have $35 million. essentially continues the
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experiment from the past two years. the decision had to make, are we ready to go to a program of record given what we have learned up to this point with the first two experiments. keeping in mind the light attack is all about allies and partners. that is the most important thing. the second line of effort from the secretary of defense and nds is to attract more partners and to support our allies. and light attack aircraft is all about providing the right mix of capability in a weapon system that would be most attractive to those allies and partners. the results of the experiment from the first two phases, we just didn't feel comfortable we had the right mix of capabilities that was going to attract the partners and allies we needed. so we want to look further. as i said in the briefing. potentially look at rotary and fixed wing. and turbo prop and turbo jet. do a study across the industry
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as well. what are the most likely interests. there is procurment dollars in the out years that will allow us to start the program. should the results of the experiment say it's a good investment to do so. >> thank you for doing this. i want to $few this conversation about inf treat tee noncompliant weapons and the army is bringing us something. i'm wondering if there is anything in the air force book that would support that research of the ground cruise missile program. >> i appreciate that. i heard your question earlier. i hadn't -- i will put it this way. there is nothing i'm aware of development of a noninf treaty
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missile. let me take that question for the record and get back to you. >> a couple questions. $1.1 billion divided by eight, will it be that expensive going forward? >> part of that is nonrecurring engineering in the first year. as you know when you buy a new weapon system, you have to pay for the aircraft, but you have to set up the line. at the same time we are leveraging much of the investment of the allies that have is been buying the f-15. and then you have the spares and everything else as well. so i won't get into the specific numbers that will be part of a contract negotiation, but i think you see $1.1 billion, i wouldn't say that is the same average cost we would expect to see every year after that. >> $80 million range as boeing's client? >> i think if you looked only at aircraft, that might be a reasonablable number. but you will have to all the other numbers that comes with
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buying an aircraft. that is just the airframe itself. contract negotiation will kind of make the final determination. >> and then miss gleason b-21, what will be the $3 billion buy? >> it's continuing. that program has been pretty much on schedule for the life of the ram. it's move into manufacturing design. let me see if i have anymorespecifics. a lot of that is because it is fairly sensitive as you are well aware. i think you and i have talked about this three years in a row. so the most i have is this proceeding on schedule and building on three years of successful development. i know they are getting ready
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to move into manufacturing design. >> rachel. >> congress directed you guys to look at base to accelerate nuclear modernization program. i wonder if this budget reflects any shift in money to do that. the options you looked at that for that. >> i don't know few would say there is any new acceleration. there is continued commitment. clearly we're continuing to invest in those two. and it's a significant amount of money every year. but i don't know that i've seen any change in our strategy there. >> last question. >> the 74 added squadrons was a big priority for secretary wilson. why is there no funding for any new squadrons in the budget? is this a sign that the air force we need initiative is dead? >> this is a sign the fy20 budgets was built at the same
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time that study was being made. this is a 312 squadron budget. that discussion will happen in subsequent years. we owed that answer to congress based on their direction. it is a priority for our secretary. but the fy20 budget was built off of 312 number. >> do you expect next year we will see? >> i won't predict what will happen. that is a discussion that will happen going forward. >> ladies and gentlemen, we are standing back to take any additional questions.

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