- Jun 20, 2020
In 1961 US had a defense budget of ~48 billion USD which is roughly equal to 414 billion USD today if adjust it for inflation, our current defense budget is around ~60 billion USD or so, around 30% goes in paying salary, we are left with remaining 42billion USD now compare that with 414 billion USD, it's absurd.in 1961 US was flying the u2 with the same budget and experimenting the SR71 ..where are we?
But is there room for improvement? Yes by a lot. Give 10 to 15 years we will achieve not bomber but likes of Ghatak UCAV, hopefully AMCA etc. Despite the budget constraint we have successfully tested HSTDV, array of missiles, our own fighter aircraft,etc.
You are comparing a country whic had fully established MIC and benefitted the most after world war 2 to a country which got independence 70 years ago and still struggling with varieties of issues. We have achieved a lot but there's always more to be desired, also, i don't think it's a valid comparison because state of the countries were/are way different. Sorry for being OT.
Coming back to SF, yeah, we need an overhaul, i think everyone here agrees with that....