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Defense News: Full Coverage of Pentagon’s FY2013 Budget

Feb. 12, 2012 - 02:45PM   |   Last Updated: Feb. 14, 2012 - 12:03PM  |  
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The Defense News staff has complete coverage of the U.S. Defense Department’s FY2013 budget request.

U.S. Army Announces More Program Cuts (Feb. 13)

The U.S. Army plans to buy fewer trucks and terminate a handful of smaller procurement programs to meet its budget targets for the next five years, the service announced Feb. 13.

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White House Proposes War Funding Cap Over Next Decade (Feb. 13)

The White House has proposed capping war spending at $450 billion over the next decade, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Feb. 13.

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U.S. Air Force Trims Procurement, R&D in 2013 Budget (Feb. 13)

The new U.S. Air Force 2013 budget proposal trims the service’s spending to $154.3 billion, down from $162.5 billion the year before.

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Pentagon Plan Would Save $75 Billion Over 5 Years (Feb. 13)

The Pentagon says it will save $75 billion over the next five years by reorganizing its investment spending, according to spending figures for the fiscal 2013 budget proposal released Feb. 13.

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Modernization: Pentagon Wants $179 Billion (Feb. 11)

The U.S. Defense Department on Feb. 13 will ask Congress to approve a fiscal 2013 budget request that includes $47.6 billion to buy new fighters jets, tankers, helicopters and cargo planes, according to the document obtained by Defense News.

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Projection on Modernization Shows 7% Dip (Feb. 12)

The Pentagon has proposed slashing its 2013 modernization budget more than 7 percent from its spending projections a year ago, according to a U.S. Defense Department document obtained by Defense News. Funds used to buy and develop new weapons, projected to total $193.3 billion in February 2012, will fall to $178.8 billion, down $14.5 billion.

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U.S. Army: Helicopters Dominate Modernization Dollars (Feb. 12)

Aircraft programs once again dominate the U.S. Army’s modernization budget request, according to a Defense Department budget document obtained by Defense News. The document, which outlines program costs for major weapon systems, shows the Army is requesting $3.6 billion for its top three helicopter programs.

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U.S. Navy: Funds for 10 Ships in Budget Request (Feb. 12)

At least $12.8 billion in shipbuilding funds will be part of the Obama administration’s fiscal 2013 defense budget, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Feb. 13 news briefings and obtained by Defense News. That’s enough for 10 new warships, and includes money to start construction on a new aircraft carrier and refuel another.

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U.S. Air Force and Aircraft: 12% Cut in Spending on Aircraft in 2013 (Feb. 12)

Funding for aircraft decreased in the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal as compared to 2012, according to documents obtained by Defense News. The FY2013 budget calls for $47.6 billion for aircraft programs, down from $54.2 billion.

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Modernization: Pentagon Wants $179 Billion (Feb. 11)

The U.S. Defense Department on Feb. 13 will ask Congress to approve a fiscal 2013 budget request that includes $47.6 billion to buy new fighters jets, tankers, helicopters and cargo planes, according to the document obtained by Defense News.

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