U.S. Military Aircraft Programs

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Welcome to the U.S. Military Aircraft program page on AeroWeb. This section covers U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spending on major aircraft programs from FY 2011 to FY 2014 (fiscal years starting October 1).

Below, you find a list of 75 aircraft programs (almost all of them), including fighters, bombers, transports/airlift, military special mission aircraft, rotorcraft/helicopters, trainer aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles and systems (UAV/UAS).

For each program, you can access information about total DoD spending on that program in FY 2011, FY 2012, FY 2013 and FY 2014 as well as the number of aircraft purchased.

Our data tells you exactly how much was spent on each program, e.g. RDT&E expenses for the KC-46A Tanker, # of V-22s purchased etc. By clicking on a program below, you access that system's profile - giving you access to general information about the aircraft (specs, engines, weapons/armament, mission/role etc.) and DoD budget data downloads for each program (so you can see the official spending documentation to verify the accuracy of our data and access even more info).

Note that our data may not in all instances match the numbers in the official DoD Major Acquisition Program Data Book, mainly due to the fact that we also include spending on modifications (to provide a more accurate view of how much is spent on each system). Therefore, we are convinced that the data provided below is more extensive, more accurate and more detailed than what is published by the DoD.

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Major DoD Aircraft Programs | Fighters, Bombers, Airlift, Special Mission, Rotorcraft and Trainers

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013), the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) defense program is the DoD aircraft program that by far received the most funding with expected total program spending of $7.28 billion. In FY 2013, the DoD purchased 29 F-35s at a total procurement cost of $4.89 billion (35 and 31 aircraft procured in FYs 2011 and 2012, respectively), while the program accounts for another $2.40 billion in Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) funds.

Other top aircraft programs include the P-8A Poseidon ASW/ASuW aircraft, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the V-22 Osprey, C-130 Hercules, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, KC-46A New Tanker (KC-X), AH-64E Apache Guardian, and the RQ-4 Global Hawk / MQ-4C Triton.

In FY 2013, the DoD decided to cancel the C-27J Spartan program, the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), and the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30.

Note: Click on a program below for more info

Change in Spending FY2012-FY2013:

-3.46%

Aircraft FY 2013 Aircraft FY 2012 FY 2013 Sequestration
$38,023 million $39,387 million

$2,111.7 million

DoD Aircraft Programs | Total Spending & Sequestration

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 ------------FY2014------------

ACTUAL ACTUAL PRELIM.* DoD req. SEQ** TOTAL

Million U.S. Dollars

*PRELIM. = Preliminary total spending net of sequestration**SEQ = Estimated sequestration

Rank Aircraft/Program Name Aircraft Type User $M $M $M $M $M $M

Total Spending # of Aircraft Bought

F-35 Lightning II (JSF)
P-8A Poseidon
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
V-22 Osprey
C-130 Hercules (all variants)
UH-60 Black Hawk
CH-47 Chinook
KC-46A New Tanker
AH-64 Apache
RQ-4 / MQ-4C
MQ-9 Reaper
C-5 Galaxy / C-5M Super Galaxy
E-2 (Advanced) Hawkeye
EA-18G Growler
MH-60R Seahawk
F-22 Raptor
MQ-1 Predator
CH-53/MH-53
MH-60S Seahawk
C-17 Globemaster III
AH-1Z Viper
UH-1Y Venom
B-2A Spirit
F-15 Eagle/F-15E Strike Eagle
KC-135 / RC-135
Next Generation Bomber
F/A-18 Hornet
UH-72 Lakota LUH
T-6 Texan II (JPATS)
A-10 Thunderbolt II
E-3 Sentry AWACS
MQ-8 Fire Scout
OH-58 Kiowa Warrior
P-3C Orion & EP-3E ARIES II
F-16 Fighting Falcon
HH-60 Pave Hawk
B-1B Lancer
X-47B UCAS-D
E-6B Mercury/TACAMO
C-27J Spartan JCA
MH-60 SOCOM
U-2 Dragon Lady
U-28 (Pilatus PC-12)
RQ-7 Shadow
AV-8B Harrier II
E-8C Joint STARS
C-40 Clipper
E-4B Adv. Airborne Com. Post
C-12 EMARSS ACS
VH-71A Executive Helicopter
T-45 Goshawk
KC-10 Extender
Marine One - Executive Helicopters
C-12/MC-12W
RQ-11 Raven
RQ-21A UAS
EA-6B Prowler
B-52 Stratofortress
T-38 Talon
Fixed Wing Utility Aircraft
RC-12X Guardrail
TH-57 Sea Ranger (Bell 206)
VC-25A Air Force One
T-44 Pegasus
Small Tactical UAS (STUASL0)
Civil Air Patrol A/C
C-2 Greyhound
CH-46 Sea Knight
C-32A 'Air Force Two' (Boeing 757)
C-37
T-1 Jayhawk
C-20 (Gulfstream III/IV)
C-21 (Learjet 35/36)
C-9C Skytrain II
Saturn Arch

Fighter/Attack
Special Mission
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Tanker
Rotorcraft
UAV/UAS
UAV/UAS
Airlift/Transport
Special Mission
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
Fighter/Attack
UAV/UAS
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Bomber
Fighter/Attack
Tanker
Bomber
Fighter
Rotorcraft
Trainer
Fighter
Special Mission
UAV/UAS
Rotorcraft
Special Mission
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
Bomber
UAV/UAS
Special Mission
Airlift/Transport
Special Mission
Special Mission
Special Mission
UAV/UAS
Fighter/Attack
Special Mission
Airlift/Transport
Special Mission
Special Mission
Rotorcraft
Trainer
Tanker
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
UAV/UAS
UAV/UAS
Fighter/Attack
Bomber
Trainer
Special Mission
Special Mission
Trainer
Airlift/Transport
Trainer
UAV/UAS
Special Mission
Airlift/Transport
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
Airlift/Transport
Trainer
Airlift/Transport
Airlift/Transport
Airlift/Transport
Special Mission

JOINT
NAVY
NAVY
JOINT
JOINT
ARMY
ARMY
USAF
ARMY
JOINT
JOINT
USAF
NAVY
NAVY
NAVY
USAF
JOINT
NAVY
NAVY
USAF
USMC
USMC
USAF
USAF
USAF
USAF
NAVY
ARMY
JOINT
USAF
USAF
NAVY
ARMY
NAVY
USAF
USAF
USAF
NAVY
NAVY
USAF
SOCOM
USAF
SOCOM
JOINT
USMC
USAF
USAF
USAF
ARMY
USMC
NAVY
USAF
USMC
JOINT
JOINT
USMC
NAVY
USAF
USAF
ARMY
ARMY
NAVY
USAF
NAVY
JOINT
USAF
NAVY
USMC
USAF
USAF
USAF
USAF
USAF
USAF
ARMY

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2,908.7
2,382.9
3,071.0
2,130.9
1,937.3
1,722.7
538.9
1,662.0
1,612.3
996.7
1,004.7
1,403.5
1,037.9
1,127.8
1,197.8
762.6
621.4
571.5
642.1
565.4
523.8
320.3
535.1
236.6
192.8
201.4
303.5
62.3
210.1
194.0
129.2
202.4
281.1
311.5
729.7
260
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144.9
90.4
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106.6
169.1
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101.2
147.3
50.3
58.9
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200.7
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12.6
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15.9
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2,911.5
2,516.3
2,984.9
2,506.5
1,780.0
1,619.5
818.9
1,097.3
1,635.4
1,152.5
1,164.3
1,244.6
1,032.5
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859.6
1,046.9
726.9
521.0
580.5
469.7
495.0
338.6
449.8
304.3
289.6
147.0
250.4
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25.4
250.3
335.3
205.4
268.1
191.6
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15.5
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21.6
1.8
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0.3
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3,084.5
2,902.1
2,185.7
1,938.2
1,734.3
1,675.7
1,593.3
1,372.5
1,282.9
1,255.8
1,184.9
1,122.3
1,031.8
829.4
748.5
693.0
604.9
461.7
459.7
454.3
438.3
423.7
366.1
328.1
267.3
257.7
255.6
254.9
250.9
235.6
225.6
223.4
214.1
194.2
190.4
183.7
142.3
140.2
128.0
116.4
114.7
106.7
102.7
92.0
76.4
74.8
48.4
47.4
46.9
45.4
44.0
41.6
37.2
36.2
33.3
28.3
20.4
19.4
16.4
15.1
14.5
11.7
11.4
10.1
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4.6
2.3
1.7
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0

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3,851.9
624.3
2,134.1
2,398.5
1,317.0
1,506.2
1,558.6
1,079.8
893.8
552.0
1,217.8
1,465.3
2,012.9
849.1
751.4
695.9
573.5
455.4
344.5
454.4
539.7
472.2
624.4
293.3
379.4
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-141.5
-180.3
-25.5
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-27.9
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3,596.5
614.4
2,052.4
2,294.5
1,307.7
1,364.7
1,378.3
1,054.3
810.9
524.2
1,182.4
1,424.8
2,034.8
816.8
676.8
606.4
508.6
436.5
318.1
449.1
534.3
435.0
582.2
269.6
335.5
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51.2
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121.7
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192.7
375.8
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130.2
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83.3
88.4
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81.4
6.9
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68.7
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120.2
26.7
19.7
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18.2
18.1
2.3
0.9
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0.3
0.2
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DoD | # of Military Aircraft Purchased

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013(p) FY2014(e)

Rank Aircraft/Program Name Aircraft Type User Quantity Quantity Quantity Quantity

Total Spending # of Aircraft Bought

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RQ-11 Raven
UH-60 Black Hawk
AH-64 Apache
CH-47 Chinook
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
MQ-9 Reaper
UH-72 Lakota LUH
T-6 Texan II (JPATS)
F-35 Lightning II (JSF)
V-22 Osprey
MH-60R Seahawk
MH-60S Seahawk
C-130 Hercules (all variants)
MQ-1 Predator
UH-1Y Venom
P-8A Poseidon
AH-1Z Viper
EA-18G Growler
OH-58 Kiowa Warrior
RQ-21A UAS
MQ-8 Fire Scout
E-2 (Advanced) Hawkeye
Civil Air Patrol A/C
Fixed Wing Utility Aircraft
C-40 Clipper
KC-46A New Tanker
RQ-4 / MQ-4C
C-5 Galaxy / C-5M Super Galaxy
F-22 Raptor
CH-53/MH-53
C-17 Globemaster III
B-2A Spirit
F-15 Eagle/F-15E Strike Eagle
KC-135 / RC-135
Next Generation Bomber
F/A-18 Hornet
A-10 Thunderbolt II
E-3 Sentry AWACS
P-3C Orion & EP-3E ARIES II
F-16 Fighting Falcon
HH-60 Pave Hawk
B-1B Lancer
X-47B UCAS-D
E-6B Mercury/TACAMO
C-27J Spartan JCA
MH-60 SOCOM
U-2 Dragon Lady
U-28 (Pilatus PC-12)
RQ-7 Shadow
AV-8B Harrier II
E-8C Joint STARS
E-4B Adv. Airborne Com. Post
C-12 EMARSS ACS
VH-71A Executive Helicopter
T-45 Goshawk
KC-10 Extender
Marine One - Executive Helicopters
C-12/MC-12W
EA-6B Prowler
B-52 Stratofortress
T-38 Talon
RC-12X Guardrail
TH-57 Sea Ranger (Bell 206)
VC-25A Air Force One
T-44 Pegasus
Small Tactical UAS (STUASL0)
C-2 Greyhound
CH-46 Sea Knight
C-32A 'Air Force Two' (Boeing 757)
C-37
T-1 Jayhawk
C-20 (Gulfstream III/IV)
C-21 (Learjet 35/36)
C-9C Skytrain II
Saturn Arch

UAV/UAS
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Fighter/Attack
UAV/UAS
Rotorcraft
Trainer
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
UAV/UAS
Rotorcraft
Special Mission
Rotorcraft
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
UAV/UAS
UAV/UAS
Special Mission
Special Mission
Special Mission
Airlift/Transport
Tanker
UAV/UAS
Airlift/Transport
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
Bomber
Fighter/Attack
Tanker
Bomber
Fighter
Fighter
Special Mission
Special Mission
Fighter/Attack
Rotorcraft
Bomber
UAV/UAS
Special Mission
Airlift/Transport
Special Mission
Special Mission
Special Mission
UAV/UAS
Fighter/Attack
Special Mission
Special Mission
Special Mission
Rotorcraft
Trainer
Tanker
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
Fighter/Attack
Bomber
Trainer
Special Mission
Trainer
Airlift/Transport
Trainer
UAV/UAS
Airlift/Transport
Rotorcraft
Airlift/Transport
Airlift/Transport
Trainer
Airlift/Transport
Airlift/Transport
Airlift/Transport
Special Mission

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USMC
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NAVY
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USMC
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USAF
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USAF
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USAF
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USAF
USAF
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USAF
USAF
NAVY
USAF
USAF
USAF
NAVY
NAVY
USAF
SOCOM
USAF
SOCOM
JOINT
USMC
USAF
USAF
ARMY
USMC
NAVY
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USMC
JOINT
NAVY
USAF
USAF
ARMY
NAVY
USAF
NAVY
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NAVY
USMC
USAF
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USAF
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F-35 Lightning II | FY13: $7.28 billion

P-8A Poseidon | FY13: $3.08 billion

F/A-18E/F | FY13: $2.90 billion

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