We wrote that in fiscal year 2023 the US Air Force will spend $1.3 billion to acquire the first
What is known
The defense budget includes more than $216 billion forUS Air Force. $54 million of this amount is intended for the purchase of new helicopters and aircraft. In particular, the F-35A Lightning II and F-15EX Eagle II fighters.
The US Air Force will be able to purchase almost four dozen fifth-generation F-35A aircraft from Lockheed Martin. Almost half the money is provided for the purchase of the F-15EX - $ 2.3 billion.
Boeing expects to receive $2.5 billionfor their KC-46 Pegasus air tankers, which are designed to replace the obsolete KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. Lockheed Martin will supply the US Air National Guard with 16 C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, which will form two squadrons. The cost will be $1.6 billion.
And in conclusion, let's talk about less high-profile deals.In particular, $884 million will be spent on the purchase of four EC-37B electronic warfare aircraft, and $1.2 billion on the purchase of Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters. The service is investing another $200 million in the development of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft.