Buckle up, budget briefings begin

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s budget preview planned for this afternoon sets the stage for the administration’s fiscal 2015 budget rollout and confirms a number of stories that Aviation Week and other publications have been reporting over the last month. According to his an embargoed copy of Hagel’s remarks that was provided to Aviation Week, the president’s budget would provide an additional $26 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2015.
His briefing spells out a much-anticipated list of programmatic casualties, including includes the retirement of the A-10 fleet and of U-2 surveillance aircraft, a 24-aircraft cut in the number of F-35s purchased through 2019 and a reduction in UAV orbits. But on the plus side, the request also includes a whopping $1 billion for advanced jet engine technology. 
Included are links to some of AvWeek’s pack-leading coverage on the Global Hawk, missile defense Army aviation and more. Some of it is behind the Aviation Week Intelligence Network’s subscriber-only firewall.

Please or Register to post comments.

What's Ares?

Aviation Week editors blog their personal views on the defense industry.

A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
Blog Archive
Penton Corporate

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×