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    USS Sterett (DDG-104), left, transits alongside the Jiangkai II CNS Yun Chang (FFG571), right, and the Fuchi-class replenishment ship CNS Chao Hu (AOR 890) during U.S. – China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15 on Dec. 11, 2014. US Navy Photo

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    A USAF C-17 Globemaster III takes off from an austere runway in the Nevada Test & training Ground, part of Nellis AFB.

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    MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system from the "Magicians" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, the Navy's first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, conducts flight operations off the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3). Currently on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance, Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.

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    Smooth sailing is not in the Navy’s forecast for the next year.The service faces big decisions on major programs, and we can expect clashes between Navy plans, congressional politics and budgetary realities on three of the biggest: the upgunned Littoral Combat Ship, theUCLASS armed drone, and the jewel in the Navy’s crown, the nuclear aircraft carrier.

    The fate of all three programs — and countless others — is tied up with the looming budget cuts known as sequestration. But this isn’t just another sequestration story. Each program carries its own unique controversies that may doom it regardless of whether the sequester is solved.

    For the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) drone in particular, the debate is less about funding than about warfighting, and ultimately about the odds of war with China. Congress, especially House Republicans, want weapons built first and foremost to survive and win a high-end fight in the West Pacific — or better yet to deter one altogether. The Navy, backed by the Obama administration, has proposed more modest capabilities and lower costs for a wider range of missions.
     
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    Bad B-2 in 1999 in old Jugoslavia leader Mihajlovic's Army shot down one B-2 plane even B-2 is smartest tactic bomber planes in U.S. Air Force they been shooten down. Only one of many in this war Jugoslavia been from communist to democraty. Now will U.S. general taken away tactic bomber plane B-2 from U.S. defence force.
     
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    That's why US has more combat experience, battle tactics, and military skills than others....
     
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    What's happens in future. Down size of Army or one weapon deal awake? What happens after year 2018.

    Self I say no F-35 planes to U.S. defence. Only out lands sold of this air attack plane.
    Self I say no more Air Force maybe true. Air defence is history maybe true.
    Like 16th century in Sweden no air craft.
    U.S. needs Marin Corps, Army, Navy and Coast patrull boats.
    Likers of 1,050,000 million in U.S. defence force in strenght.
     
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    Russia is allready better with Air Force plane this Sukhoi's.

    Down with Air Force in U.S. Defence force. Over 20 year until F-35 is clear, in Air Force, boring to wait.
     
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    Or is it better with smaller sizes. Like 700,000.

    350,000 in Army
    200,000 Marin Corps
    130.000 in Navy
    20000 Coast patrull

    If general will choise awake Air Force.

    6000 tank M1A2 Abrams.

    No attack's in war.

    Like today's Albania and old Britain and Sweden.
     
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    MLRS and Patriot and Towad Artillery is 3 important of ground defence against enemy strikes.
     
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    300,000 in Marin Corps
    450,000 in Army
    270,000 in Navy
    30000 in Coast patrull

    I say this in United States.
     
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    Or smaller strenght of air attack in Air Force. I saying 400 Super Hornets. My sake.

    President planes allready 600 Super Hornets and only these in Navy and Air Force.

    Totally 250,000 personnal in U.S. Air Force. Totally: 1,300,000 in U.S. Armed Forces.

    No F-35 and F-22. Only give Super Hornets no 1 role.
     
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    US Navy to Christen Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel | Naval Today

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    The US Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama.Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor.

    JHSV 5 will be the fourth naval vessel to bear the name Trenton. The first ship was built following the Civil War and was named to honor George Washington’s Revolutionary War victory on the banks of the Delaware River. Since then, a ship bearing the name Trenton has served during every vital Navy mission until 2007 when the last ship was decommissioned.

    The 338 foot-long aluminum catamaran is under construction at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. JHSVs are ideal for fast, intra-theater transportation of troops, military vehicles, supplies and equipment. These ships are capable of transporting 600 short tons 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots with berthing space for up to 104 personnel and airline-style seating for up to 312.​
     
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    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including:

    • extended detection ranges
    • simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities
    • production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping
    • industry leading reliability

    "We put our latest AESA radar capability to the test and it exceeded our expectations," said Mike "Ponch" Garcia, business development director of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business, and a former F/A-18E/F Super Hornet pilot/instructor. "Our APG-79(V)X combines the best features of our AESA portfolio to ensure low risk and give F/A-18C/D a tactical advantage for the next 15 to 20 years."

    The company has delivered more than 500 tactical AESA tactical radars from its portfolio that includes the APG-79, APG-63(V)3 and APG-82(V)1 for F-15, F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and B-2 aircraft. The APG-79 system, a U.S. Navy program of record, flies globally on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, and has seen service in four combat theaters since its first delivery in 2006.

    "Raytheon fielded the world's first operational AESA radar for fighter aircraft in 2000," said Roy Azevedo, vice president for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "Our portfolio of tactical AESA radars has now flown more than 500,000 operational hours – an industry first. We will continue to advance this technology to give our warfighters the greatest possible tactical advantage."
     
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    What's the plannes of attack helicopter Apache?

    900 todays goes down what's I've read in this forum.
     
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    "The Marine Corps would receive about $25 billion under the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 proposed budget announced Monday that would maintain the Corps' end strength at about 184,000 Marines and put a priority on developing the Amphibious Combat Vehicle.

    Under the Defense Department's proposal, the Marines' base budget next year would be about $24 billion plus an additional $1.3 billion from the separate war budget for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) for a total of $25.3 billion. Last year's budget approved by Congress for the Marines was $24.9 billion.

    The $25.3 billion for the Marines would come out of the $160.9 billion requested by the Defense Department for the Navy.

    The Marine Corps will keep the service's current active duty troop levels at about 184,000 in 2016 along with a slight reduction in reserve strength from 39,500 to 39,200. By comparison, the Army is set to lose about 23,000 soldiers due to budget cuts while the Navy and Air Force increase their force numbers.

    DoD's overview of the budget said that the $25.3 billion for the Marines "will continue to grow crisis response capability and begins to address readiness issues of its non-deployed forces."

    Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford has put a high priority on the Marines' long-standing request for the development of a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (AVC) to carry Marines from ship-to-shore in contested areas.

    "We will continue to prioritize the fielding of a self-deploying, high speed amphibious combat vehicle, that will meet out requirements for the future even as we implement the first phase of the current Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program," Dunford said recently.

    The Marines were expected to award two manufacturers a contract to build the first 16 ACV prototypes by the end of this year. The long-range plan was to buy 200 ACVs and put them in service by 2023.

    The budget also included a boost in funding for the development of the scanned array radar technology for the Marines for air and ground targets. The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system would be designed to be hauled by a tactical vehicle.

    There was no funding for the G/ATOR system in the FY2014 budget proposal. A total of $89 million was included in the FY2015 budget and that number would go to $131 million in FY2016.

    There was also a major boost in Marine investment with the Army in the Joint Land Tactical Vehicle program to replace the Humvee. The Marine investment in JLTV development would go from $8 million in FY2015 to $89 million in FY2016.

    Under the Pentagon's budget proposal, Dunford has also outlined what has been described as a "back to the future" plan for a redirection in how the three Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEFs) are organized and deployed.

    Dunford's planning guidance issued Jan. 23 would have I MEF based at Camp Pendleton, California, put a priority on major operations while II MEF based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., would focus on crisis response at the brigade level.

    The Japan-based III MEF, with most of its Marines on Okinawa, would stay "regionally oriented" for the rebalance of forces to the Pacific and III MEF headquarters would be upgraded to a standing joint task force headquarters under the U.S. Pacific Command.

    "The desired end state is the effective employment and support of assigned, allocated, and apportioned Marine Corps forces," Dunford said in 16-page guidance that has been described as a move back to how the Marine Corps operated before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The plan "will set the conditions to fight and win against future enemies," Dunford said.

    Another focus of the plan will be to have the Marines work more closely with the U.S. Special Operations Command dominated by the Army."

    NEWEST STRENGHT ARE 184.000 MARINES SOLDIERS. NEXT YEAR OF 2016.

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