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USAF Proposed FY21 Budget

Old 10th Feb 2020, 21:23
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USAF Proposed FY21 Budget

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$169 billion budget proposal submitted 10 Feb 20 - which for the first time includes funding for the newly created US Space Force while also focusing funds to help both services modernize, address threats from Russia and China, and sustain readiness.

Spending plan for FY21 represents a $900 million increase from FY20.

Unlike FY20, FY21 apportions $153.6 billion directed to the Air Force and $15.4 billion for the Space Force.

The budget proposal calls for increased investments in space as well as ensuring sufficient combat power to respond decisively to any attack against the US or allies.

The budget proposal also addresses what the service calls “logistics under attack,” ensuring equipment, personnel and supplies are available when and where they are needed to sustain high-tempo actions in combat operations.

$5.8 billion for 48 x F-35A Lightning II aircraft.

$3 billion for 15 x KC-46A Pegasus tankers.

$1.4 billion for 12 x F-15EX fighters.

R&D up $1.5 billion for the Air Force to a total of $26.9 billion, which includes increased investment in the burgeoning battle network – the Advanced Battle Management System – development and capability demonstrations connecting the joint force.

R&D for the Space Force up $0.5 billion to $10.3 billion.

$2.8 billion for continued development of the B-21 Raider.

$1.5 billion for upgrading and modernizing the ground-based nuclear force - up almost $1 billion on FY20 - underscoring the priority attached to modernizing the aging ground-based nuclear deterrent.

Anticipated retirements to balance the above:

13 x KC-135 Stratotankers.

16 x KC-10 Extenders.

24 x C-130H Hercules.

17 x B-1B Lancers.

24 x RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 20/30 aircraft.

Reflecting the importance of space, the budget funds the National Security Space Launch program to ensure access to space and achieve independence from relying on launch vehicles from non-allies.

$2.3 billion, rapid development of Next-Gen Overhead Persistent Infrared Space and Ground systems to provide strategic missile warning.

Funding to pay for flying hours increases in FY21 increases to $6.6 billion.

The budget envisions an increase in the Department’s force of active duty, Guard and Reserve by 1,500 personnel. That would bring the uniformed force to 512,100.

The proposal now goes to Congress for its consideration and what is likely to be months of deliberation, debate and revisions. Under the typical schedule, the budget for the new fiscal year must be approved and signed into law by the president by Oct. 1, 2020, when the new fiscal year begins.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Disp...etition-readi/
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 21:44
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OK, nice summary, but that's the "wish list," right?
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 22:33
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Yes - as it says in the last line ! Just out today - Tweeted by Sec AF and Gen Goldfein.
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 07:47
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"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office provides extensive analysis of the budget and its economic effects. It has reported that large budget deficits over the next 30 years are projected to drive federal debt held by the public to unprecedented levels—from 78 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 to 144 percent by 2049.=10.8333px The United States has the largest external debt in the world and the 14th largest government debt as % of GDP in the world. The annual budget deficit increased from $585 billion (3.2% GDP) in 2016 to $984 billion (4.7% GDP) in 2019, up 68%.[2][3] Relative to a CBO forecast prior to President Trump's inauguration, the budget deficits for 2019-2021 roughly doubled, due to the Trump tax cuts and other spending legislation. "

Another $900 mm wouldn't break the bank but it depends on how fiscally conservative Congress wants to be

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Old 14th Mar 2020, 15:08
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Interesting article on the F-15EX here from a USAF WSO with 2000+ hours on the F-15E.

https://warontherocks.com/2019/06/f-...ighter-debate/
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