An entry in the Dec. 17 Daily Report incorrectly cited additional procurement amounts funded by the overseas contingency operations account rather than total aircraft, missile, and ammunition procurement numbers. For the Air Force, the omnibus spending bill provides $15.7 billion in aircraft procurement, $2.9 billion in missile procurement, and $1.7 billion for ammunition procurement in the base budget. It provides an additional? $128.9 million for aircraft procurement, $289.1 million in missile procurement, and $228.8 million in ammunition procurement from the OCO. The original entry has been corrected online.
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."