Army Focuses on China and Ukraine-Related Ammo Production in 2024 Budget
The U.S. Army is requesting $185.5 billion in its 2024 budget, with spending focused on countering China and improving the defense industrial base amid the ammunition-hungry Ukraine war.
The “challenge is in the Indo-Pacific region,” Army Under Secretary Gabe Camarillo said Monday.
The Army budget calls for large increases in research spending and missile inventories, which Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said are key to countering China. The Army’s total proposed spending on missiles clocks in at $4.9 billion, up from $3.8 billion last year.
At the top of the Army’s...