In the request for 2019 fiscal year, which will begin on October 1 2018, the US military included a large number of new ammunition, indicating that the stocks were used in the fight against terrorists in the Middle East. In addition, several dozens of new fighters appear in the document, since the existing ones "worn out during operations in Iraq and Syria." Among other things in the new budget included:
$ 10,7 billion for the purchase of X-NUMX fighter F-77;
$ 2 billion on the 24 F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter;
$ 3 billion on 12 tankers KC-46 Pegasus;
$ 1,2 billion on 43 594 JDAM kits (convert free-fall bombs to adjustable);
$ 2 billion on 5113 armored JLTV SUVs;
$ 7,4 billion on 2 submarines like Virginia;
$ 6 billion on 3 destroyer type Arleigh Burke;
$ 2,3 billion on the development of the program of new strategic bomber B-21 Raider;
$ 1,3 billion for the purchase of XHUMX attack helicopters AH-60E Apache;
$ 2,2 billion on 10 anti-submarine aircraft P-8 Poseidon;
$ 1,6 billion on X-NUMX helicopters CH-8K King Stallion;
$ 2,7 billion for modernization tanks M-1 Abrams.
Defense spending in the United States has grown since 2000 and peaked in 2010 ($ 698 billion). Today, the US military budget is the largest in the world and accounts for more than a third of global defense spending. In addition, the country is the world's largest arms supplier, "Warspot"