Pentagon to Request $179 Billion in Modernization for FY2013

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  1. ankur26888

    ankur26888 Regular Member

    Jun 10, 2011
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    The U.S. Defense Department on Feb. 13 will ask
    Congress to approve a fiscal 2013 budget request
    that includes $47.6 billion to buy new fighters jets,
    tankers, helicopters and cargo planes, according to
    the document obtained by Defense News. That money for aviation is part of an overall
    modernization request that includes $179 billion to
    buy and develop aircraft, ships, vehicles, missiles
    and satellites. The modernization portion of the budget includes
    procurement — $109 billion — and research and
    development (R&D) — $69.7 billion. The total is $25
    billion less than the Pentagon asked lawmakers to
    approve for modernization in 2012. That’s a decline
    of 12 percent. The $179 billion includes funds requested in DoD’s
    base and overseas contingency operations budget.
    The funds are only a portion of the Pentagon’s
    entire 2013 budget. In all, DoD’s 2013 base budget
    request totals $525 billion. Another $88 billion will
    be requested for overseas contingency operations in Afghanistan. DoD also will send a proposal to lawmakers on Feb.
    13 that details $259 billion in cuts to planned
    spending over the next five years. The cuts are part
    of $487 billion that the Pentagon plans to trim from
    its accounts over the next decade as mandated by
    the Budget Control Act, which was signed into law in August 2011. The largest request in the modernization budget, $
    9.2 billion, is for 29 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint
    Strike Fighters — 19 for the Air Force and 10 for the
    Navy. As for other programs, DoD will ask Congress to
    approve $1.9 billion for 43 General Atomics
    Predator and Reaper drones. The budget request includes $1.2 billion for six
    Northrop Grumman RQ-4 surveillance drones.
    Three will be for the Navy and another three for
    NATO. It also includes $835 million for seven Lockheed
    Martin HC/MC-130J aircraft. The request includes 21
    Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft: 17 for
    the Marine Corps and four for the Air Force. As for helicopters, the budget request includes $1.1
    billion for Boeing Apache helicopters. That money
    would go toward remanufacturing aircraft and 10
    new builds. The Army is requesting $1.4 billion for 44 Boeing
    CH-47 Chinooks, $1.3 billion for 59 Sikorsky Black
    Hawks and $272 million for 34 EADS Light Utility
    Helicopters. The Air Force is requesting $1.8 billion for its
    Boeing KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program.
    The air service is also asking for $808 million for
    Lockheed F-22A fighter modernization. The Navy is requesting $1.2 billion for five Northrop
    Grumman E-2D Hawkeyes, $2.2 billion for 26
    Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and $1.1 billion
    for 12 Boeing EA-18 Growler jamming aircraft. The Pentagon is requesting $10.9 billion for
    ground systems. Specifically, the Army is requesting $116.8 million
    for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle technology
    development. It has also requested $377.4 million
    for 1,471 Oshkosh Family of Medium Tactical
    Vehicles and $332.3 million for General Dynamics
    Strykers. DoD is asking lawmakers to approve $9.7 billion for
    ballistic-missile defense programs. The request
    continues integration into Navy ships. In addition the budget request includes $1.3 billion
    to complete manufacturing and development of 24
    Raytheon SM-3 Block IB interceptors and
    procurement of 29 SM-3 Block 1B missiles. The request also includes $777.7 million for
    Lockheed’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
    program, and $763 million for 84 Patriot PAC-3
    interceptors. Another $401 million is includes for
    the Medium Extended Air Defense System. Finally, $903 million is for the Boeing Ground-Based
    Midcourse Defense system. In the weapons portfolio, DoD is requesting $10.2
    billion for missiles and munitions. The request includes $423 million for 180
    Raytheon Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air
    Missiles, $200 million for 314 Raytheon AIM-9X
    missiles, $248 million for 157 Lockheed Joint Air-
    to-Surface Standoff Missiles, $156 million for 4,678
    Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munitions, $133 million for 280 Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapons and $
    216 million for the Small Diameter Bomb program. Beyond that, the Army has requested $382 million
    for the Lockheed Guided Multiple Launch Rocket
    System, while the Navy has requested $320 million
    for 196 Raytheon Tomahawk cruise missiles and $
    1.5 billion for the Lockheed Trident II Ballistic
    Missile program. The Pentagon is requesting $22.6 billion for
    shipbuilding programs. The request includes $3.5 billion for two Arleigh
    Burke-class destroyers, $2.2 billion for four Littoral
    Combat Ships, $966 million for the Navy’s CVN 21
    carrier replacement program and $191 million for
    one Austal Joint High Speed Vessel. The Navy request also includes $4.3 billion for two
    Virginia-class submarines and $1.6 billion to
    overhaul the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The Pentagon’s budget request includes $8 billion
    for space programs. This includes $786 million for
    the Lockheed Advanced Extremely High Frequency
    satellite, $1.7 billion for four United Launch Alliance
    Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles, $1.3 billion
    for two new Lockheed GPS III satellites and $950 million for the Lockheed Space Based Infrared
    System program.

  3. p2prada

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    May 25, 2009
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    Holy Hell
    ZzZ. What we take 7 years to spend on our entire military, they spend on modernization in one year alone.

    Only monkeys will want to fight them. The sane people will hide.
  4. indian_sukhoi

    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

    Apr 6, 2009
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    Hyderabad, India
    170 Billions for upgrading the present military equipment or for buying new ones?

    USN and USAF requested for for huge modernization of their recently.
  5. panduranghari

    panduranghari Senior Member Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2012
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    I guess the US fed will just monetise more debt, the US treasury will print more dollars and the Chinese will buy even more junk paper promises. I am sure reality will catch up soon.
  6. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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    The might of US is too much for anyone who want to take it on head-to-head...but there are some monkeys in Afghanistan who are giving hard time to US for the last 10 years in a hide-n-seek war...... and this one might be called as Vietnam-II.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  7. Damian

    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Seems that in that list priority have USAF and US Navy, the only two big programs of US Army/USMC are JLTV and new heavier armored version of Stryker FoV. Seems that GCV and M1 tanks modernization programs will start with bigger kick in 2014 as per 2012 modernization program. But we should wait for the final version of 2013 program, it can change several times before approval.

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