According to the American President, this is almost twice as much as the previous administration invested in eight years.
The US administration intends to invest $6 billion in the modernization of tanks M1 Abrams for three years. This was stated on Wednesday by the President Donald Trump during a speech to workers in Ohio, which was broadcast on the White House website.
“Over the next three years, we will invest more than $6 billion in the improvement and modification of tanks M1 Abrams,” the American leader said. “This is almost twice as much as the previous administration [Barack Obama] invested in eight years,” he stressed.
In the budget request for fiscal year 2020, sent by the White House to Congress last week, it is proposed to increase defense spending by 5% – up to $750 billion. The Pentagon’s Budget request for next year provides, in particular, the allocation of $200 million for military assistance to Ukraine, $14 billion is proposed to be spent on nuclear weapons, another $13.6 billion-for missile defense.