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RAF Tornado Squadrons to be Disbanded

RAF Tornado Squadrons to be Disbanded

The Royal Air Force’s Number 13 and 14 Tornado squadrons are to be disbanded and formally stood down on 1 June 2011, it has been announced today. The last government announced in December 2009 that the RAF would need to […]


RAF May Retire Tornados Early to Save Money

RAF May Retire Tornados Early to Save Money

The U.K. Ministry of Defence is scrambling to find GBP1 billion ($1.62 billion) in cost savings prior to the end of the current fiscal year on March 31. Adding to the challenge, the cost-cutting options presented represent politically difficult choices […]


The Major Projects Report 2010

The Major Projects Report 2010

The Committee of Public Accounts has published a report on the Ministry of Defense Major Projects Report 2010. The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, today said: “Any good progress being made on many […]


Gates Tells Congress Funding Cuts Would Cause Crisis

Gates Tells Congress Funding Cuts Would Cause Crisis

The Defense Department would face a crisis if it’s forced to continue operating under a continuing resolution or doesn’t receive the funding it needs, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress today. In a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing, […]


US House votes to kill F-35 second engine

US House votes to kill F-35 second engine

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to kill funding for a costly alternate engine for the F-35 fighter aircraft that the Pentagon did not want. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said through […]


Missile Agency Seeks Funds for Defensive Systems

Missile Agency Seeks Funds for Defensive Systems

A ground-based system for homeland defense and interceptors for regional defense highlight the Missile Defense Agency’s portion of the Defense Department’s fiscal 2012 budget request. The agency requested more than $8.6 billion for fiscal 2012, compared to last year’s requested […]


Army Requests $29.5 Billion Less Than Last Year

Army Requests $29.5 Billion Less Than Last Year

The Army’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request includes funding for a 1.5 percent pay raise for Soldiers, a 3.1 percent increase in housing allowance, and a 3.4 percent increase in subsistence. The Army base budget request for FY 2012 amounts […]


Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System 2012

Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System 2012

The combined capabilities and performance of U.S. weapons systems are unmatched throughout the world, ensuring that our military forces have the advantage over any adversary. The DoD (FY) 2012 request totals $553.1 billion, of which $203.8 billion is for Procurement, […]


Fuel savings officials plan to broaden impact with AF-wide summit

Fuel savings officials plan to broaden impact with AF-wide summit

Members of the Air Force’s Fuel Efficiency Office plan to host their first service-wide Aviation Operations Energy Steering Group summit here Feb. 16 and 17. Representatives from all Air Force major commands were invited to attend the summit. The event […]


 
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