A KC-46 Pegasus refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II during flight tests this summer. The Pentagon has Ok’d production of the long-awaited Boeing-built refueling tanker. CONTRIBUTED

7 aircraft programs requested in federal budget total more than $21B

U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 federal budget is requesting $686.1 billion in military funding, including more than $21 billion in spending on aircraft programs.

Here are 7 aircraft programs a part of the budget request released today:

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• 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters - $10.7 billion

F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

• 15 KC-46 Tanker Replacements - $3.0 billion

• 24 F/A-18s - $2.0 billion

• 60 AH-64E Attack Helicopters - $1.3 billion

• 6 VH-92 Presidential Helicopters - $0.9 billion

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CH-53K-King Stallion

• 10 P-8A Aircraft - $2.2 billion

• 8 CH-53K King Stallion - $1.6 billion

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