The budget request also contained $136.9 million for F35 advance procurement in Aircraft Procurement, Air Force
for the long-lead components necessary to procure 12 F-35A aircraft in fiscal year 2010, but contained no funds for advance procurement of competitive JSF propulsion system long-lead components.
The provision also states that none of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by the bill or otherwise made available for FY2010 for the Aircraft Procurement, Air Force appropriation account for F-22s may be obligated or expended for activities related to disposing of F-22 production tooling until a period of 45 days has elapsed after the date on which the Secretary submits the report to Congress.
Therefore, the committee recommends a decrease of $383.0 million to Aircraft Procurement, Air Force, with $350.7 million of that amount applied to the F-22A modifications request, and $32.3 million applied to the full funding line.
None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used for advance procurement of the F-22 aircraft: Provided, That $368,800,000 of the funds made available in title III under the heading 'Aircraft Procurement, Air Force' may be available for the following programs in the following amounts: