House panel endorses Pentagon plan 29 F-35s

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A House Armed Services Committee panel endorsed without cuts Pentagon plans to fund 29 Lockheed Martin  F-35 fighters.

The Pentagon in its fiscal 2013 budget requested $9.1 billion for the fighters, including $6.1 billion in procurement spending.

The House committee’s airland panel endorsed the 29. Its recommendation must be approved by the entire committee next week in its review of the spending plan.

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