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USAF FY2020 Budget

Old 12th Mar 2019, 16:48
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USAF FY2020 Budget

$165.6B - up $10B on FY2019.

48 x F-35A - $4.9B
8 x F-15EX - $1.1B
12 x KC-46A
8 x MC-130J
12 x MQ-9 Reaper
1 x EC-37B Compass Call
B-21 Program - $3B
F-35 Block 4 Modernization Program - $794M
Next Generation Air Dominance Program - including Gen 6 fighter - $1B (up from $430M in FY2019)
T-X Trainer R&D - $348.5M
Replacement Presidential Aircraft development - $576M

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/fede...emerging-tech/
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 17:00
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F-15X now expected to be bought over multiple years ahead to recapitalize F-15C/D fleet which now has major structural issues. More here:
F-15X Will Come In Two Variants, And No, It Won't Cost $100M Per Copy - The Drive
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NGAD must have nearly enough for a demonstrator...
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 22:07
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09 View Post
F-15X now expected to be bought over multiple years ahead to recapitalize F-15C/D fleet which now has major structural issues. More here:
F-15X Will Come In Two Variants, And No, It Won't Cost $100M Per Copy - The Drive
That's Boeing right.
The 737 max has been quoted as 33% of their income stream.
One thinks the prices of other boeing products may start to nudge upwards soon.
Which is not a good thing in this case.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 01:12
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Procuring new variants of a fighter that last rolled off the production line for USAF 33 years ago has to be a real admission of defeat in the procurement space. Inevitably people will lament that if we had to buy a legacy fighter why oh why couldn’t it be an upgraded F-22, ignoring the impossibility of that scenario of course.
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Probably the realization that you don't need a F22 for every mission.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 16:37
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Probably the realization that you don't need a F22 for every mission.
Or maybe you haven't got enough F-22s in the first place...

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Or maybe you haven't got enough F-22s in the first place...

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Exactly. And someone made sure there would be no more F-22s by destroying the tooling. Should do that with F-15.
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 00:18
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Originally Posted by GlobalNav View Post

And someone made sure there would be no more F-22s by destroying the tooling...


I'm 99.9% sure the tooling and jigs for the F-22 were never destroyed, I'm sure I read somewhere they were stored, very securely, on an Army base?

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Exactly. And someone made sure there would be no more F-22s by destroying the tooling. Should do that with F-15.
Can't undo that decision, can only move forward, this seems like a good path.
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 11:46
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The issue with F-22 isn't the jigs or tooling, it's the avionics and mission systems. They are all based on obsolete 1980s technologies and architectures which are difficult to acquire and support. The F-15 architecture has moved with the times for export customers so is, essentially, "off the peg". You could consider retrofitting F-35 avionics to the F-22 airframe but, to be honest, it's probably cheaper to go straight to the Gen 6 F-X concept and buy updated F-15s to increase combat mass to fill the gap in the interim….which, I guess, is the USAF's opinion too….
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Originally Posted by Rhino power View Post
I'm 99.9% sure the tooling and jigs for the F-22 were never destroyed, I'm sure I read somewhere they were stored, very securely, on an Army base?

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I think you’re right with the F-22 jigs. I think it was the SR-71 Programme where they destroyed tools and jigs.
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Originally Posted by GlobalNav View Post


Exactly. And someone made sure there would be no more F-22s by destroying the tooling. Should do that with F-15.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...-line-is-dead/

There are a few other articles as well that refute your assertion. If this and the other articles are to be believed, the jigs tooling and whatever else is needed is in storage at the Sierra Army Depot in California.
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post


https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...-line-is-dead/

There are a few other articles as well that refute your assertion. If this and the other articles are to be believed, the jigs tooling and whatever else is needed is in storage at the Sierra Army Depot in California.
I stand corrected, inspite of earlier stories in the media. Why did I believe them? Duh
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Makes me wonder what other aircraft tooling is still tucked away at remote bases.
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09 View Post
$165.6B - up $10B on FY2019.

48 x F-35A - $4.9B
8 x F-15EX - $1.1B
12 x KC-46A
8 x MC-130J
12 x MQ-9 Reaper
1 x EC-37B Compass Call
B-21 Program - $3B
F-35 Block 4 Modernization Program - $794M
Next Generation Air Dominance Program - including Gen 6 fighter - $1B (up from $430M in FY2019)
T-X Trainer R&D - $348.5M
Replacement Presidential Aircraft development - $576M

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/fede...emerging-tech/
Looking for (lest its written lol in invisible ink) for any reactivation of 117 unit

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