From the outside, the Pentagon’s budget looks relatively similar that the plan the Defense Department laid out one year ago. But upon closer inspection, President Barack Obama’s budget request gives a glimpse into how the military will look decades from now.
A number of new research-and-development projects could lead to major, multibillion weapon programs down the road. As such, defense firms are paying close attention to these projects.
“This budget does show some priorities,” said Roman Schweizer, an analyst with Guggenheim Securities.
DOD is looking to the latter part of this decade as a time to get back to basics and invest for the future.
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