The U.S. Air Force is considering several options to reduce military spending in order to allocate funds for new development, Defense News reported, citing sources in the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex.
Namely, the military considering the cancellation of all existing refueling aircraft KC-10 Extender and attack aircraft A-10 Thunderbolt II. In addition, a reduction can get fighter F-15C Eagle.
As another embodiment of the 1st military expenditures considering the possibility of failure of the tender for the supply of search and rescue helicopters, the purchase of which is planned had spent 6.8 billion dollars
Exactly how much money will save the Air Force in the case of the implementation of all plans, not specified. The final decision on any version is not made yet under discussion.
Military considering the cancellation of all existing refueling aircraft KC-10 Extender
Military considering the cancellation of all existing attack aircraft A-10 Thunderbolt II
A reduction can get fighter F-15C Eagle
Thanks to cost-cutting in the U.S. Air Force will be able to fully fund a basic applets development and delivery of the latest technology, including F-35 fighter Lightning II, tanker aircraft KC-46A, also promising flying tankers, which will be purchased by the results of the tender KC-Y. The final decision about the cuts will take the U.S. Congress.
Air Force, Navy and U.S. Army must prepare for two variants of their budgets for 2014 monetary year, which begins October 1, 2013.
First option is to take into account all the possible reductions provided sequester municipal and defense budgets.
The second option should be on monetary characteristics fit into the extended version of the Pentagon’s budget for 2014, which is 52 billion dollars more than the required rate.
In the current time in service cost 340 U.S. A-10 attack aircraft, half of which is considered in the State Guard aviation. Earlier, the U.S. Air Force offered to write off 5 squadrons of stormtroopers, but Congress this idea to reduce the cost is not supported. In addition, a South American military refueling tanker KC-59 10 250 fighters and F-15C.