2012 budget request to the U.S. Navy Super Hornet and the purchase of warships
U.S. Navy fleet of single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet
According to Navy Times, February 14, 2011 U.S. Navy budget request for fiscal year 2012 total $ 176.4 billion, including the procurement of 28 “Super Hornet” aircraft, 10 ships, dismantling an amphibious tank.
2 月 14 tabled the 2012 fiscal year budget, the base portion of $ 161.4 billion budget, compared with fiscal 2011 increased $ 800 million. Of which $ 46.6 billion for personnel, $ 47.9 billion for the ships and aircraft operation and maintenance, $ 45.8 billion for new ships, aircraft and weapons, 180 million for research and development, 31 million for infrastructure. Base budget, the Navy for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a transaction request $ 15 billion, $ 3.5 billion less than last year.
186 亿 美元 budget request for Navy aircraft, including the 2016 fiscal year to purchase a total of 67 F/A-18 E/F “Super Hornet” fighter, than the original plans to add 41. Among them, 2012, 2013 fiscal year were purchasing 28. In addition, the total fiscal year 2016 request to purchase 72 F-35C “Lightning II” Joint Strike Fighter, and the original plans to purchase 74. 2012 fiscal year will purchase the first batch of seven F-35C. Another version of the Marine Corps to cut 65 vertical short takeoff and landing F-35B.
Navy will produce 11 P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, more than the originally planned nine. Request purchase 12 “Fire Scout” UAV, nine more than originally planned; 2016 fiscal year, the Navy plans a total purchase 57, 31 more than originally planned.
while some of the procurement plan does not change, for example, the Navy still request to purchase 30 MV-22B tilt-rotor aircraft, 24 MH-60R and 18 MC-60S helicopters.
naval construction plans to add two more than the original, will build two “Virginia” class nuclear submarine offensive, a “Arleigh Burke” class destroyers, four Littoral Combat Ship (more than double this year ), a “San Antonio” class amphibious transport dock ship, one joint high speed vessels, one (the second ship) assisted mobile landing platform. Naval construction will cost $ 14.1 billion. (China Shipping Information Center Lu Qiang)