U.S. House of Representatives proposed an additional $ 5.3 billion military spending to buy weapons and equipment
World Wide Web reporter Zhong Weidong reports, the United States, “Defense News” May 15, said the defense sub-committee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee recently launched a report, it is recommended that additional more than 5.3 billion U.S. dollars for the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2013 military procurement costs to used to increase the procurement of aircraft, ships, vehicles and weapons.
reported that the report of the Sub-Committee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee defense may not be made public. The report recommends that the U.S. Air Force do not let the decommissioning of the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft C-27J cargo aircraft, but also instructed the U.S. Air Force to buy 17 C-27J cargo aircraft in order to achieve the previously purchased 38 C-27J program goals. The plenary session of the Committee may in the above report, this week for review.
report proposed an increase of $ 50 million, used to solve the problems of the procurement and installation of backup oxygen supply system of the F-22 fighter, an increase of $ 300,000,000 Raytheon of “Patriot” missile program, for the purchase of additional PAC-3 missile and launch system. In addition, the Members of the Committee also proposed an increase of 100 million U.S. dollars for the modernization program of the U.S. Army National Guard, the Navy’s request to increase the $ 562 million for the purchase of 11 F-18 Hornet fighters, the F-35 fighters plan an additional $ 528 million of capital, the purchase of five C-130J transport aircraft, 12 MQ-9 Predator UAV.
in the ship, the Commission proposed an additional $ 988 million for the purchase of a DDG-51 class destroyers; an increase of $ 506 million for the three Navy cruiser maintenance, while its additional ballistic missile defense capability.
In addition, the Commission also approved the request of the Pentagon’s $ 88.5 billion of overseas emergency operational funds, and an increase of $ 1,000,000,000 for the U.S. military equipment to reset the program, but it also prohibited the assistance of some allies , for example, cut off Pakistan, NATO troops in Afghanistan transport line.