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 2015 (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, FY 2014 and FY 2015 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) 2014 (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014), the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) defense program is the aircraft program that by far receives the most funding with expected total program spending of $7.54 billion. In FY 2014, the DoD will purchase 29 F-35s at a total procurement cost of $6.06 billion (35, 31 and 29 aircraft procured in FYs 2011-2013), while the program accounts for another $1.49 billion in Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) funds.

Other top aircraft programs include the P-8A Poseidon ASW/ASuW aircraft, the C-130 Hercules, V-22 Osprey, EA-18G, KC-46A Pegasus Tanker, CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Black Hawk, E-2D Adv. Hawkeye and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

Note: Click on a program below for more info

Change in Spending FY2013-FY2014:

-2.12%

Aircraft FY 2014 Aircraft FY 2013 FY 2015 Excl. OCO
$33,296 million $34,017 million $30,344 million

DoD Aircraft Programs | Total Spending & Sequestration

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015

ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL PRELIM.* REQUEST**

Million U.S. Dollars

*PRELIM. = Preliminary FY2014 spending**REQUEST = Requested by the DoD in 2014 excl. OCO

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

Total Spending # of Aircraft Bought

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

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

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NAVY
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NAVY
USMC
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USAF
ARMY
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USAF
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USMC
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USAF
ARMY
USMC
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USMC
USMC
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USAF
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2,908.7
2,130.9
3,071.0
1,116.2
538.9
1,722.7
1,937.3
1,403.5
2,821.3
1,004.7
1,662.0
1,127.8
1,612.3
1,197.8
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996.7
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303.5
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607.8
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157.8
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15.9
17.4
200.7
13.7
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0.3
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2,911.5
2,506.5
2,984.9
1,202.0
818.9
1,619.5
1,780.0
1,244.6
2,921.4
1,164.3
1,097.3
982.2
1,635.4
859.6
449.8
1152.5
1046.9
726.9
495.0
478.1
521.0
338.6
289.6
11.1
250.3
253.7
580.5
304.3
285.7
250.4
152.2
201.3
237.0
335.3
121.0
191.6
184.8
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46.7
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66.7
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31.0
14.6
93.1
22.5
33.6
0.2
27.6
9.0
1.8
15.5
25.5
26.3
21.6
62.6
0.4
78.7
0.2
0.2
0.3
504.4
0.0
2.8

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3,132.6
1,835.9
2,165.9
1,186.9
1,550.3
1,697.5
1,677.0
1,083.6
3,362.6
1,164.8
1,157.4
751.2
1,228.7
719.2
358.6
1,212.2
686.7
572.0
502.4
411.7
455.0
404.4
258.7
32.8
232.8
246.6
410.6
221.9
304.4
255.6
140.2
102.7
166.9
213.6
91.1
172.4
19.9
108.6
46.2
45.4
41.6
36.9
79.6
97.5
75.6
114.0
250.8
31.5
81.9
46.6
0.0
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19.4
16.4
33.8
25.3
9.2
75.1
15.1
8.5
1.7
12.5
18.0
8.7
2.3
17.9
1.2
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
1.9
0.0
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3,663.2
2,238.3
2,069.8
2,062.6
1,558.6
1,478.8
1,389.0
1,376.1
1,119.7
1,101.2
1,079.7
797.8
762.7
627.5
603.2
576.4
559.4
524.7
428.3
427.4
418.0
402.1
359.4
333.6
302.7
259.2
255.5
218.1
215.1
171.2
157.5
156.8
135.8
131.4
130.2
125.4
117.6
95.1
94.2
93.1
80.5
77.7
74.8
73.4
72.3
69.0
57.2
55.0
28.8
28.3
24.0
21.0
19.3
18.1
18.0
17.5
13.2
12.2
10.3
10.2
8.2
4.2
3.0
2.2
2.1
0.9
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0

8,314.4
2,389.8
1,677.7
1,888.5
335.5
2,359.6
1,084.6
1,510.9
1,267.6
729.0
385.0
957.3
1,052.0
1,099.6
548.5
740.2
630.0
271.9
614.0
537.5
487.7
236.1
299.4
913.7
0.0
360.5
16.5
245.5
224.9
0.0
416.6
212.9
145.2
156.5
103.3
90.8
156.5
248.7
202.8
388.1
90.1
71.3
78.8
34.6
3.0
73.1
5.5
0.0
45.4
61.0
59.8
0.0
35.9
34.8
13.6
14.1
11.0
6.3
14.6
14.2
2.6
8.8
3.1
0.0
11.5
0.5
42.5
1.1
18.5
7.7
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
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DoD | # of Military Aircraft Purchased

FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014(p) FY2015(e)

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

Total Spending # of Aircraft Bought

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

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

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