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Media: lack of funding caused a shortage of pilots and spare parts in the US Air Force

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Due to the lack of funding, the US Air Force is experiencing an acute shortage of qualified personnel, including pilots, as well as aircraft spare parts, reports TASS Fox News post.


Media: lack of funding caused a shortage of pilots and spare parts in the US Air Force


Collecting the material, the channel reporters visited several airbases, including the 28 squadron of B-1 bomber stationed in South Dakkot.

“Of the nine bombers 20, only nine are able to take to the air,” Master Sergeant Bruce Pfrommer, who served more than 2 decades in the Air Force, told reporters.

“B-1, on which I flew 20 years ago, had 1 thousand flying hours. Now we have planes that have flown over 10 thousand hours. Not only our staff was tired, all of us were tired aviation“, - said the sergeant, noting that the blame for all the reduction in funding.

“Over the past 10 years, we have cut our Air Force financing program by half,” said Elizabeth Jarding, the captain of the aviation industry. “If we compare it with the times of the Persian Gulf War 1991 of the year, the total number of US Air Force personnel has decreased by 30% since and the number of military aircraft by 40%.”

At the same time, "the average age of the latter is currently about 27 years," said the channel.

The same situation is observed in other bases.

“Only 42% of all F-80 fighters deployed on the 16 base are able to take to the air on the first demand,” said Colonel Stephen Jost, serving at the Show air base in California. The reason for this - the lack of spare parts.

"Excessive budget cuts, known as sequestration, which began (in the US) three years ago, forced the Air Force to fire employees," the channel said.

According to his calculations, “the American air force currently lacks 700 pilots and about 4 thousand aviation specialists needed to maintain fleet in good condition. "

“Faced with a shortage of spare parts for their aircraft, military personnel are even forced to remove parts from machines that have already been decommissioned,” reports Fox News referring to B-1 squadron commander Travis Lytton.

According to him, the military "periodically have to go and see the famous" cemetery "of served aircraft in the state of Arizona." “Others turn to aviation museums with a request to lend the missing parts for them,” he added.

For example, recently, his subordinates "in search of spare parts went around six museums with military airplanes around the United States so that one of their B-1s could get on the take-off platform normally."

TASS recalls that the US military budget for the next year is laid out in the amount of $ 582,7 billion. The Air Force will receive the biggest increase - their budget should increase by more than 5 billion to 166,9 billion dollars.
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  1. beer-youk
    beer-youk 14 May 2016 13: 18
    +14
    Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 14 May 2016 13: 19
      +13
      Quote: beer-youk
      Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!

      And show the army, which does not cry about underfunding?
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 14 May 2016 13: 29
        +21
        Quote: Aron Zaavi

        And show an army that doesn't cry about underfunding

        Army of the Vatican. Ask for more, so dad can add a budget with prayers. "Pray my sons and God will give."
      2. vorobey
        vorobey 14 May 2016 13: 32
        +10
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: beer-youk
        Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!

        And show the army, which does not cry about underfunding?


        where does it cry, not cry ... the largest budget ... and each year more and more .. are they wiping their asses with their grandmothers? where is the zing money?

        but show-offs to leave in Europe forgive Hamerov to leave in Europe .. wow ... I really was in fear .. throwing hats - it's old ..
        1. avdkrd
          avdkrd 14 May 2016 14: 43
          +9
          Quote: vorobey
          where does it cry, not cry ... the largest budget ... and each year more and more .. are they wiping their asses with their grandmothers? where is the zing money?

          The US military budget is larger than the rest of the world put together, but since the Yankees are financing hundreds of military bases and trying to project power onto the entire globe, the current situation has turned out. Even the printing press is not enough for such ambitions. Colossal corruption can be added to their problems, both in the army and in the military-industrial complex. Overall happy for them. Gold planes that do not fly, lost planes with money, lobbying by large manufacturers of expensive, but mediocre systems. All links of one chain.
          1. Plato
            Plato 14 May 2016 16: 02
            +4
            He talked with the guys who served in Iraq in the Amer army. So they have a plastic plate in the dining room ... 15 dollars a piece !!! At this price, disposable tableware is purchased from suppliers. It’s hard to believe, but it seems to me that it really is.
          2. avg
            avg 14 May 2016 16: 10
            +1
            Ah pindos, ah poor fellows, they almost broke through. crying
            I also liked:
            ... the military "periodically have to visit the famous" cemetery "of aircraft that have served their time in the state of Arizona"

            It is necessary to tell the Latinos where the colormet disappears. wink
          3. Vadivak
            Vadivak 14 May 2016 16: 11
            +4
            Quote: avdkrd
            Colossal corruption can be added to their problems, both in the army and in the military-industrial complex. Overall happy for them. XNUMX

            And what is somewhere else?

            “When I came to the Ministry of Defense, then, frankly, I was discouraged by the volume of theft.
            This feeling has not passed so far. Financial licentiousness, impunity of people whom no one has ever tested.
            Moreover, this system is so rooted that it has already become a way of thinking ”
            A. Serdyukov
            1. avdkrd
              avdkrd 14 May 2016 18: 10
              +1
              Quote: Vadivak
              And what is somewhere else?

              “When I came to the Ministry of Defense, then, frankly, I was discouraged by the volume of theft.
              This feeling has not passed so far. Financial licentiousness, impunity of people whom no one has ever tested.
              Moreover, this system is so rooted that it has already become a way of thinking ”
              A. Serdyukov

              Well Serdyukov is still that authority. For such statements, he needs to have a different image.
              In principle, it is clear that corruption exists wherever there is money. The question is its size and how it is reflected. I am also concerned that the military-industrial complex of Russia has essentially become a private shop. Sooner or later, manufacturers, through politicians, will begin to lobby for the purchase of their products. If, seeing the American situation, the current leadership of the country does not work out a number of rules and balances that do not allow uncontrolled access to the budget.
              1. Vadivak
                Vadivak 14 May 2016 20: 07
                +1
                Quote: avdkrd
                Sooner or later, manufacturers, through politicians, will begin to lobby for the purchase of their products.


                When the manufacturer we have will be a private trader then VPC will generally have a Chinese assembly
            2. sergo42
              sergo42 15 May 2016 15: 37
              0
              Yes, really funny.
        2. 73bor
          73bor 15 May 2016 01: 03
          0
          The problem is not even money, just not everything is bought for money, remember how many aviation companies there were in the USA at the end of the war, you won’t list on the fingers of two hands, and now there are only two of them LM and B — where is the competition and fresh blood of Zin? Boeing even the released park is not able to contain (but in general it does not give a shit) everything is thrown to the development of fresh dough!
      3. Dezinto
        Dezinto 14 May 2016 13: 42
        +4
        Swiss
        1. vorobey
          vorobey 14 May 2016 13: 47
          +3
          Сан Марино repeat
          Quote: DEZINTO
          Swiss

          Quote: Amurets
          Vatican Army.
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      4. Ivan Ivanych
        Ivan Ivanych 14 May 2016 15: 06
        +5
        There is an army that does not cry when it comes to business. Guess three times?)
      5. Simple
        Simple 14 May 2016 16: 35
        +2
        Switzerland.
        For a long time did not ache. Everyone is happy with everything.
        Funding almost 100% of requests.
        Cool air force working day: from 09: 00 to 17: 00
        1. dr.star75
          dr.star75 14 May 2016 17: 07
          0
          She's lucky! She did not meet with us in battle! I guess the result ....
      6. Seren
        Seren 14 May 2016 23: 47
        +1
        Obama really sharply reduced funding for the army. It is understandable, he is a pacifist, he does not need an army. And the many loafers who voted for him need to be fed, provided with mobile communications and treated (obamaphone + obamacare) and this is a lot of money, where can I get money for the army)))
      7. Observer2014
        Observer2014 15 May 2016 10: 29
        +1
        Media: Lack of funding has led to a shortage of pilots and spare parts in the US Air Force "
        Let them take an example from their "brothers". They will organize SMS to help the army. laughing
    2. Horst78
      Horst78 14 May 2016 13: 53
      +5
      Quote: beer-youk
      Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!

      Well no. They have really big problems with the fleet of vehicles in the Air Force. Since the time of the first war in the desert, they began to fight mainly with the forces of the Air Force and the Air Force of the Navy. So they have problems with the development of a vehicle resource and ammunition reserves.
    3. sgazeev
      sgazeev 14 May 2016 14: 22
      +9
      Quote: beer-youk
      Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!

      In 2016, near Kiev at the Gayok airfield, Ukrainian troops gradually plundered equipment from ten combat aircraft. These guys will help you. laughing
      1. akims
        akims 14 May 2016 14: 56
        +12
        Che immediately stolen? They took it as a salary debt.
        1. RUSOIVAN
          RUSOIVAN 14 May 2016 15: 09
          0
          you never know what pilots they have in the army, But there is enough pelotka!)
      2. Ivan Ivanych
        Ivan Ivanych 14 May 2016 15: 10
        0
        I wonder where they dragged? To the cottage? or on colormet)))
    4. Dimontius
      Dimontius 14 May 2016 15: 54
      +2
      No, what did you want? they built an unprecedented number of planes on printed money, but printing on their contents is already problematic when 16 is already trillion of debt. So very soon, American aviation will become the same as they called the Soviet ... decrepit and rusty. as they say welcome !!!!
    5. Altona
      Altona 14 May 2016 16: 34
      0
      Quote: beer-youk
      Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!

      ---------------------
      Not certainly in that way. Globalization and the dictates of monopolies in particular are killing many areas, even their own security. Do you think growing a good mechanic is easy? Or can it be bought at the click of a finger for money?
    6. Pancer_Hrek
      Pancer_Hrek 14 May 2016 18: 17
      +1
      It is very similar to misinformation, as Sun Tzu said there - "If you are weak, pretend to be strong, and if you are strong, pretend to be weak," before the Second World War, the combat effectiveness of the United States also raised doubts among many, including Hitler, otherwise he would hardly have declared war on the United States after for Japan, but the Japanese themselves assessed the Americans quite adequately, but they had no other choice because Roosevelt cut off oil supplies to them, and their reserves would not last long.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 14 May 2016 19: 04
        0
        The US has a huge national debt, so now it's their turn to cut budgets. We went through our "downsizing" in the 90s and early 2000s. The Yankees are forced to cut the fleet and aviation because of the huge costs for them. I'm afraid this is just the beginning laughing and they are already yelling about the "Russian and Chinese threat."
        VVP says they are starting a new arms race with the missile defense system in Romania. But the Yankees will be able to withstand it? They will begin to strain the EU, definitely. After all, you will have to catch up in some areas. These are carrier rockets for nuclear weapons, BTT, electronic warfare, air defense, missile weapons, and an icebreaker fleet in the Arctic. It is not clear with aviation. The F-22 was closed, the F-35 is crude (and the concept of long-range strikes due to electronic warfare systems is under "threat"), the F-117 has been reduced - no new bombers are visible, the helicopters are just being modernized (the Comanche has been closed), it is also unclear with attack aircraft (Warthog will be removed from service or renewed). If we add in the overpriced and overpriced prices, then the amounts will be simply FANTASTIC (one F-35 and 22 were worth what, and their Zumvolt). Small arms cause many questions, the same M-249 and M-16 (it's not for nothing that the bearded men run around with Kalash). hi
  2. Yak-15
    Yak-15 14 May 2016 13: 19
    +3
    But is this not the beginning of the end, of this vile empire?
    1. Pirogov
      Pirogov 14 May 2016 14: 54
      +3
      Quote: YAK-15
      But is this not the beginning of the end, of this vile empire?

      I would like to talk about this too early, despite all the problems of America with the Air Force, they are still stronger than the Russians at the moment, in any case quantitatively and we should not forget about the aircraft carriers, and the aircraft are in good condition.
      1. Yak-15
        Yak-15 14 May 2016 15: 42
        +5
        But quantity is not always a victory. And although it can be argued that only in the old days often won by skill, but in our time, hardly anything is changing. Americans are no warriors. They are masters only against the Papuans and from a bird's eye view, again against the Papuans. An example of this is the DPRK, in quantitative terms they are inferior, but there is something to adequately answer, and they will never go there, but will only lament about the dictatorship. But in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya - there are masters. SU-24, on the example of Donald Cook, showed what they are up against, the real enemy. They are also cool in Hollywood movies. The last clashes in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War, having also superiority in four years, could not do anything. The Red Army was forced to intervene.
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov 14 May 2016 15: 51
          0
          Quote: YAK-15
          But quantity is not always a victory.

          So I didn’t talk about the victory of the Yankees, you just need to adequately assess the situation and not take into account the quantity, for example, the same F-16 is stupid, you are right in many ways, the Anglo-Saxons are used to fighting with the wrong hands ............
          1. Yak-15
            Yak-15 14 May 2016 15: 58
            0
            Yes, I agree - it is necessary. But probably, no one is discounting all this. It’s just that now all of this is read with mathematical precision and modeling and is probably known in advance, the percentage of success.
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      3. dr.star75
        dr.star75 14 May 2016 17: 31
        +1
        "They are still stronger than the Russian Air Force at the moment, at least quantitatively, and we should not forget about the aircraft carriers, and they have planes in good condition." -them still need to reach the borders of the Russian Federation with their aircraft carriers, well, then we'll see! hi
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 May 2016 13: 19
    +7
    Yes, there was a cartoon "A Gift to the Weakest". And the wolf convinced the whole forest that the hare is strong, and the wolf is a goner and deserved a gift.
  4. Olegater
    Olegater 14 May 2016 13: 22
    +6
    And what should we cry and provide humanitarian aid to these ghouls? Well, since they are so unhappy, it is necessary to collect all the remaining pilots and, in front of their eyes for their candy wrappers, to destroy their rubbish with bulldozers, as if in response to their meanness regarding our pilots in the 90s (damned years am ) And to say we are letting you go home, there’s nothing to fly; better take care of your hacienda or ranches laughing
  5. Dr. Bormental
    Dr. Bormental 14 May 2016 13: 29
    +1
    An article with a beard ... already been like this in VO a month ago.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 14 May 2016 13: 33
      +1
      Quote: Dr. Bormental
      An article with a beard ... already been like this in VO a month ago.

      The budget cut was over, 5 billion were begged out. And it touched the next fiscal year.
    2. vorobey
      vorobey 14 May 2016 13: 45
      +2
      Quote: Dr. Bormental
      An article with a beard ... already been like this in VO a month ago.


      in my opinion, similar material was published, but only about marine infantry ... in the ILC, affairs with aviation are similar ... I haven’t visited the site for a long time, but I’m looking at the news .. laughing
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  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 May 2016 13: 34
    0
    Oh, what a pity. How I feel sorry for them! Poor, there’s nothing to fly, and no one. Well, a hat in a circle to restore the hegemonic air force?
    Shchaz, fled.
    1. cap
      cap 14 May 2016 15: 47
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Oh, what a pity. How I feel sorry for them! Poor, there’s nothing to fly, and no one. Well, a hat in a circle to restore the hegemonic air force?
      Shchaz, fled.



      10 rubles from me. Where to overtake?
      Throw the guys on the dime! Let them not deny themselves anything.
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 14 May 2016 16: 10
        +3
        Quote: cap
        10 rubles from me. Where to overtake? Throw the guys on the dime! Let them not deny themselves anything.


        You are my benefactors ... generous souls ... men then take off and for me a dime ... well repeat
  7. Dezinto
    Dezinto 14 May 2016 13: 41
    0
    Oh yes that's all. How long to? They and helmets and machine guns - well, right there right there is nothing missing.

    Willingly believe. .... well if so. Fine if not. - that's all.
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 14 May 2016 14: 00
      +1
      Was the sergeant flying the B-1? Yes, even 20 years ago? Is that what American Hochma is like? The crew of 4 people, plus 2 more places for instructors are provided. The whole crew with officer ranks.
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 14 May 2016 14: 31
        +1
        Quote: WUA 518
        Was the sergeant flying the B-1? Yes, even 20 years ago? Is that what American Hochma is like? The crew of 4 people, plus 2 more places for instructors are provided. The whole crew with officer ranks.

        And someone needs to bring tails. laughing
        1. WUA 518
          WUA 518 14 May 2016 14: 42
          0
          Quote: sgazeev
          And someone needs to bring tails.

      2. Igor V
        Igor V 14 May 2016 20: 09
        0
        I recall some American film about the USSR: "Comrade Sergeant, you are the best officer in our regiment!"
  8. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 14 May 2016 13: 44
    +2
    Well, yes, the familiar "situevina" when at the end of the money there are many months left. But where are you going to have so many planes? Still not at war with the whole world? And this is still enough for DEFENSE, not attack.
  9. ILIA
    ILIA 14 May 2016 13: 46
    0
    Dissolve the Air Force))
  10. sanja.grw
    sanja.grw 14 May 2016 13: 54
    0
    The Air Force will receive the largest increase - their budget should increase by more than 5 billion to 166,9 billion dollars.

    Along the way, half will go to the F-35
  11. Abbra
    Abbra 14 May 2016 14: 01
    +3
    There is an alternative proposal for the rearmament of Cheap and cheerful ...
  12. NEXUS
    NEXUS 14 May 2016 14: 03
    +2
    When such money is invested as in the Zamvolt, F-35, X-47V, Sivulfa project, etc., when they build aircraft carriers that are not worth a penny, when it is necessary to secure their bases around the world and finance the various intensity of the war with their participation, not it is surprising that there will be not enough money. And external and internal debt are growing.
  13. BOB044
    BOB044 14 May 2016 14: 04
    +1
    Fills us, most of the pilots flies on their invisible F-22. So he cries, he's stupid, he just does not see these pilots on invisible planes. laughing
  14. Zomanus
    Zomanus 14 May 2016 14: 11
    +5
    Nevertheless, the number of American bases around the world is not declining, please note.
    And they are still throwing millions and millions of dollars into a "black hole" called the F-35.
    So all this crying is purely for "give money." I'm sure there will be a real clash
    the American Air Force with the planes of another country, money will go right there and the factories will earn.
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 14 May 2016 20: 15
      0
      Not only not reduced, but also increased. Just opened a base in Poland. As for financing, they really assess the situation and see that there is no threat to state territory. But most likely - this is a stuffing to justify increased funding.
  15. sabakina
    sabakina 14 May 2016 14: 26
    +1
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    Quote: beer-youk
    Again like Panikovsky: "Give a million, give a million!" It's already boring, girls, change the record!

    And show the army, which does not cry about underfunding?

    I remember reading an article about how the team, and in particular the officers, in the 90s supported the Bora hovercraft with their own money.
    And according to the article ... 3 years have passed since the "discovery of the truth" ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 May 2016 16: 48
      +2
      Unfortunately, this film is not true.
  16. Berg194500
    Berg194500 14 May 2016 14: 35
    +1
    Here are the cunning liars, they will soon begin to write that we don’t have an army either))) they’re cunning, what 600 billion a year for the military industrial complex they don’t have))) they do everything to lull the vigilance of the Russian hero)))
  17. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 14 May 2016 14: 57
    0
    The news certainly pleases ... BUT it seems to me all the tears are devoted to knocking money out of the budget ... only money, money, and again money ... this is the only motivation in the West ...
  18. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 14 May 2016 15: 14
    +1
    How do you listen to them? belay like ours in 90
  19. nrex
    nrex 14 May 2016 15: 24
    +1
    Of course, I would like to believe in the scrap metal of the arms of the NATO countries, but the Fed's printing press will eliminate the shortage of any means for its repair. And we will pay for this, too. Indeed, in our country, many use the dollar as a way to save savings in the course of ruble inflation.
  20. HAM
    HAM 14 May 2016 15: 27
    +1
    "A" girl "with a gun is crying, wrapping herself in chilly camouflage.


    Already they began to get these articles about shitty affairs in the US army. With such a budget and so much whining, they constantly consider how much Russia and China spend, something does not grow together here .. Although, "They steal, sir, I steal
    t ".
  21. t118an
    t118an 14 May 2016 15: 28
    +1
    And they also have a lack of conscience. Rather, the absence.
  22. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 14 May 2016 15: 28
    0
    Probably Serdyukov went to work for them.
  23. boroda64
    boroda64 14 May 2016 15: 42
    0
    ...
    - I
    did not fly
    -to the moon..............
    / chevron of each ameroletchik ../
  24. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 14 May 2016 15: 43
    +1
    On the one hand, we would have their problems.
    On the other - the real ratio of the ruble and the dollar.
    Well ... if not enough - they will print more.
    They don’t have enough for the army, and for six thousand children we have officials and other servants of the people studying abroad.
  25. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 14 May 2016 16: 01
    +1
    Due to lack of funding, the US Air Force is experiencing an acute shortage of qualified personnel, including pilots
    And why am I not upset!
  26. Kirill750
    Kirill750 14 May 2016 16: 04
    +1
    and this with the largest military budget? well n .... sy and here ahead of the rest
  27. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 14 May 2016 16: 07
    +2
    Less shy along our borders, that will save you and complete happiness.
  28. theodore rasp
    theodore rasp 14 May 2016 16: 39
    +2
    Quote: Aron Zaavi
    And show the army, which does not cry about underfunding?


    To be honest, I don’t remember that, apart from the SSL and NATO, with their military budget exceeding all the most fantastic limits, someone squealed: “Everything is lost! No money !!!”. No amount of money can replace porridge in the brain and straighten crooked hands growing out of ... well, you get the idea.
  29. Valter1364
    Valter1364 14 May 2016 17: 55
    0
    Is it really bad with dollars?
    And at the Philadelphia Mint did not try to ask?
    There is this green paper, apparently invisible!
    smile
  30. Pancer_Hrek
    Pancer_Hrek 14 May 2016 18: 15
    0
    It is very similar to misinformation, as Sun Tzu said there - "If you are weak, pretend to be strong, and if you are strong, pretend to be weak," before the Second World War, the combat effectiveness of the United States also raised doubts among many, including Hitler, otherwise he would hardly have declared war on the United States after for Japan, but the Japanese themselves assessed the Americans quite adequately, but they had no other choice because Roosevelt cut off oil supplies to them, and their reserves would not last long.
  31. Pyokhar
    Pyokhar 14 May 2016 18: 35
    0
    Won in the Ukrainian army, some commanders sell assholes of their soldiers, increase well-being, so to speak, and strengthen the army. It’s time for the Americans to adopt the best practices of banderlogs and expel their warriors to the panel. Moreover, onet would be very willing to bargain with their European assholes ... there is no wrong thing - European values. Here is the source of funding for the Air Force.
  32. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 14 May 2016 18: 45
    +1
    recently, his subordinates “in search of spare parts went around six museums with military aircraft throughout the United States so that one of their B-1s could normally steer to the take-off area”.

    Interesting passage. B-1s are already in six (at least) museums, and even in combat-ready condition (they were until they were dismantled for parts).
  33. lopvlad
    lopvlad 14 May 2016 21: 36
    +1
    lack of funding led to a shortage of pilots and spare parts in the US Air Force

    Well, so reduce the indecently inflated number of the US Air Force and the pilots will be oversupplied and spare parts heaped.
    For complete control of the world, forget because the 90s have sunk into eternity.
  34. Charlemagne
    Charlemagne 15 May 2016 00: 45
    0
    What if misinformation?
  35. Bramb
    Bramb 15 May 2016 01: 32
    0
    Desa. Do not get fooled!