Donald Trump has reportedly agreed to pay for a $150 million train-equipment contract for the military, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
The deal is for the purchase of up to 5,000 fully-armed, two-seater trainers for the Army and Air Force.
The trainers will be used in training scenarios ranging from counter-terrorism, combatting improvised explosive devices, and anti-armor warfare, according to the Post.
According to the contract, the trainers will cost $150.5 million, including $40 million in training costs and $40.5 for the logistics and manufacturing.
“We’re very excited to be working with Donald Trump on this contract, which is a big step in our long-term mission to improve training for all our troops,” said Lt.
Gen. Christopher Hill, a US Army spokesman.
The Trump Train-Equipment, an extension of the Trump Trainers program, was launched in 2018.
Trump has proposed a $1 trillion spending bill to overhaul the US defence, including a $10 trillion increase in defense spending.
Trump has said he would spend the money on “bigger, better, stronger” soldiers.
Trump previously said the US would spend a quarter of a trillion dollars on the military over the next decade, but analysts have pointed out that spending has fallen below the level of the Cold War.