ACETEC is closely following the fiscal 2019 budget request for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as one of the biggest DOD budget documents we’ve ever seen. It calls for military spending of $686.1 billion on the U.S. military in fiscal 2019.
The biggest chunk of the budget is focused on defense systems modernization. It is also targeting increased spending for research in cyber, electronic warfare, space, artificial intelligence and hypersonics.
Modernization in the Navy has the aim of increasing the operational capacities of the Coast Guard in seek-rescue and application of the laws of the sea.
Some of the Projects/Contracts are:
- Construction of ships for the Coastal Guard,
- Naval Surveillance System,
- Operational, Inter-ministerial centre for the Navy.
Modernization of the Air Force aims at their support to fullfil the mission.
A priority is the creation of a navy with helicopters able to support at a national level and participate in operations led by NATO.
Some of the projects are:
- Multi-role Helicopters (Military Variant),
- VIP Helicopter,
- Project for Air Surveillance System.