They will procure 24 of MQ-9 Reaper drones.
The Navy requested $293 million for research, development, testing and evaluation as well as an additional $464.7 for procurement, with the addition of two new Triton drones, for a grand total of $757.7 million.
The Navy has asked for $70 million in procurement from OCO funds for four additional Blackjack drones while the Marines have requested $80.2 million for procurement from the base budget for four additional aircraft.
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