Pentagon cuts could include Taunton program

Proposal would trim $414m from battlefield data project, eliminating hundreds of jobs

Hundreds of Massachusetts jobs are in the balance as the Defense Department is expected on Thursday to propose a one-time funding cut to a military communications project being developed by General Dynamics in Taunton.

Company and congressional officials expect the General Dynamics contract to build a mobile high-speed data communications network for troops in the field to be included on a list of suggested budget cuts the Pentagon is scheduled to submit to Congress Thursday. The proposed $414 million cut — about half of the project’s current annual appropriation — could result in the loss of hundreds of jobs at the Taunton factory, and possibly at other subcontractors in Massachusetts, company officials said.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of