Senate version of upcoming NDAA includes Abrams, Stryker funding


Andy Schwartz an employee with Rudolph Libbe Inc spreads mulch around the new U.S.Army Joint Systems Manufacturing Center sign set in place Thursday morning at the plant entrance on Buckeye Road in Shawnee Township. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

Andy Schwartz an employee with Rudolph Libbe Inc spreads mulch around the new U.S.Army Joint Systems Manufacturing Center sign set in place Thursday morning at the plant entrance on Buckeye Road in Shawnee Township. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News


LIMA — The U.S. Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021 includes $1.4 billion for Abrams tank upgrades and modifications; $1.2 billion for Stryker Vehicles and another $378.6 million to produce Strykers for the Army’s Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) program, according to an overview of the NDAA from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

“This funding will ensure that more tanks are produced at (the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in) Lima and get to our forward deployed soldiers,” Portman said in a statement Wednesday. “This is a significant improvement when not long ago the workforce was only funded for one tank per month.”

Andy Schwartz an employee with Rudolph Libbe Inc spreads mulch around the new U.S.Army Joint Systems Manufacturing Center sign set in place Thursday morning at the plant entrance on Buckeye Road in Shawnee Township. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/web1_JSMC-new-sign_01co-1.jpgAndy Schwartz an employee with Rudolph Libbe Inc spreads mulch around the new U.S.Army Joint Systems Manufacturing Center sign set in place Thursday morning at the plant entrance on Buckeye Road in Shawnee Township. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

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