Hot Docs: DoD’s 2013 Budget Briefing Documents

Here’s where you’ll see the weapons programs are going to thrive going forward and the types that won’t (barring Capitol Hill getting involved, which you’ve always got to factor in). Below you’ll the Pentagon’s basic budget documents that the DoD has released to coincide with the budget rollout that we’ve been live Tweeting. The first is a basic fact sheet highlighting the DoD’s 2013 budget numbers. Next you’ll see a Pentagon document laying out DoD’s top spending priorities for the 2013 budget request — it shows some of the weapons programs that are funded and some of the ones that are cut. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey just said, this budget saves more than $250 billion over the next five years while spending more than $600 billion for this year.

Dempsey just called this budget a “down payment” on an effective future military

Click through the jump to read the documents:

Fact Sheet Budget//

Defense Budget Priorities//

  • STemplar

    Good to hear they are pursuing the modified VA class boats. We can definitely expect to see a new bomber. Also glad to hear they are going to slow procurement of the F35 until the damn thing proves it works.

    • Shail

      Bet all those allies who bought into the F-35 are loving this..
      Wonder if it means who might buy more Super Hornets (Australia, poss UK for QE, poss Canada),
      more F-15 variants (Israel, Japan?), or force any of the Euro partners finally into the Typhoon/Rafale/Gripen ballpark.

      Granted, there isn’t a nation out there not facing economic issues,
      it’s just that some partner nations will be interesting to watch and see how they tolerate our defense decisions…

      • blight

        Perhaps we should release the early builds in limited quantities to our foreign customers. Bring them in early for testing.

  • Lance

    GCV delayed but by how long??

  • mhmm…

    I’m just curious about the use of the CGI of the air craft carrie

    • fromage

      Ford Class, under development. Representative of the subject matter. Doesn’t float just yet, so…needs photoshop. No biggie.

      • moose

        Under Construction, not just development.

  • STemplar

    I would think if they are committed to buying them they’d like them to work properly.

  • VTGunner

    Kinda curious what those 5 or so Air National Guard squadrons are gonna do since they were forced to dump their fighters in order to fly the C-27J. Sucks to be them now that they have no aircraft since their fighters are long gone.

  • Roy Smith

    Truthfully,it doesn’t matter who the next president is,or which political party he belongs to,this defense budget cut is carved in stone & will not change. Our ground forces will still shrink by 100,000 men. Forces will still be reduced in Europe,Africa,& the Middle East & shifted to the Pacific begging the question,will we still need a regional medical center in Landstuhl if all the predicted future action is in the Pacific & Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii will do just fine? Also,our pulling our forces out of Africa & the Middle East,reducing our forces significantly in Europe along with our European allies significantly reducing their militaries makes Israel more vulnerable to her enemies & seem easier to attack.

  • Tim UK

    Who cares about Israel ? They don’t give a damn about the US or any other Western Country.

    • STemplar

      Read about the Balfour accords? Treaty of Sevres? White paper of 1939? You realize the UK caving to arab pressure pretty much consigned Jews to death in Europe at Hitler’s hands? Pray tell why should the Jews care what someone from the UK thinks about them? You’re nation has a well documented history of using the Jews when it suited them and then casting them aside when it didn’t. You might want to bone up some history, it isn’t terribly flattering to her majesty’s government.

  • blight

    Deja vu. Didn’t Rummy promise us a magic military that would use only airpower and minimal fingerprint? And before that, Shinseki’s light force of Strykers, and before that, the High Tech Division?

  • eric

    In the mean time, on that other military blog there is talk about the UK choosing the Rafale instead of the JSF. Just political pressure or a real possibility? I wouldn’t blame them: no UK defense budget, rising JSF costs and a US that is leaving Europe make it plausible.

  • ziv

    So just how many F35’s are we going to get this year, next year and in 2014? And how much of a reduction in production is that? My numbers on predicted deliveries for 2013 onward were reduced from 43 to 42 (LRIP 5) for ’13, 82 to 62, 90 to 81, 110 to 108 (LRIP 8) for 2016, with the numbers from 2017 on staying near 130 in both the early budget and the later reduced budget. Did anyone see the actual number of F35’s to be produced in the next several years?
    And just how many F-35’s do we actually have now? I see numbers between 33 and 63, but I think the lower figure is the actual production models while the higher number includes 20 pre-production AC.

    • STemplar

      I would imagine no Cs until the tail hook works.

  • DJacobsen5116

    “Washington state(Madigan at Ft. Lewis or whatever its new name is”

    Joint Base Lewis McChord is the new name, commonly referred to locally as JBLM or just Lewis McChord. I still think of it as Ft. Lewis where I did my Army Basic and AIT, interrupted by several weeks in Madigan, years ago

    • Roy Smith

      Old Madigan or new Madigan?

  • Elijah

    Victory does not always go to the strongest or the smarters but to those who can adapt to change.