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The combat aircraft include nine carrier-variant Lockheed Martin F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, 20 Marine Corps-variant F-35Bs, 24 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters and 25 Bell AH-1Z Viper Marine Corps attack helicopters.
Other aircraft in the request include 10 Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine warfare aircraft, two KC-130J Marine transport airplanes, and four Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft.
According to out-year projections within the budget request, the Navy won’t buy its first four MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial vehicles until FY 2023.
originally posted by: face23785
This would probably be a good time to point out that the usual drivel you hear about the US spends too much on their military compared to other countries is inaccurate. We also have the largest economy in the world. To do a meaningful comparison you have to look at the percentage military spending takes up of the federal budget, or look at it as a percentage of GDP or on a per capita basis. On any of those metrics, the US isn't even the top spender in the world.
Military spending as percent of federal budget: US ranks 4th
Military spending as a percentage of GDP: US ranks 11th
Military spending per capita: US ranks 4th
So next time someone tries to come off like the US spends an inordinate amount on our military compared to other countries, hit them with some truth.