DOD earmarks at least $31.6 billion for C4ISR procurement and research next year

WASHINGTON-Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) plan to spend at least $31.6 billion next year for activities related to command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), according to Pentagon budget documents.

The $31.6 billion the military plans to spend on C4ISR in fiscal 2013 is down 10.92 percent from the $35.47 billion in the Pentagon's current-year budget, and is down 16.8 percent from 2011 C4ISR spending levels. Federal fiscal year 2013 begins next Oct. 1.

These numbers are derived from a line-by-line analysis of the 2013 DOD budget request for procurement, as well as for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), and do not reflect potential spending in the Pentagon's operations and maintenance or other budget requests.

In 2013, DOD plans to spend at least $22.78 billion for C4ISR-related procurement, and $8.82 billion for C4ISR research and development. The procurement figure is down 11.82 percent from the current-year level of $25.83 billion, and is down 17.14 percent from 2011 levels of $27.49 billion. In the research and development accounts, proposed C4ISR spending is down 8.5 percent from current-year levels of $9.64 billion, and down 13.59 percent from 2011 levels of $10.21 billion.

The U.S. military faces a 10-percent budget cut next year for C4ISR.
The U.S. military faces a 10-percent budget cut next year for C4ISR.

C4ISR procurement

Big-ticket items in the Pentagon's procurement blueprint for 2013 include a proposed $2.67 billion purchase of 13 Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, which are ruggedized versions of the Boeing 737 passenger jetliner modified for long-range oceanic surveillance and anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

The Navy also has earmarked $1.1 billion to buy 12 Boeing EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft, as well as $1.02 billion to buy five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based radar surveillance and early warning aircraft.

The U.S. Army next year plans a $950.5 million contribution to support the Attack the Network project of the Joint IED Defeat Organization to destroy complex networks of financiers, improvised explosive device (IED) makers, trainers, and their supporting infrastructure by providing intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance, information operations, counter-bomber targeting, biometrics, and weapons technical intelligence capabilities.

The U.S. Air Force also has big C4ISR procurement plans for next year, including $941.6 million to buy two Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS)-High satellites from prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The SBIRS-High system will consist of dedicated satellites operating in geosynchronous Earth orbit with on-board sensors to detect strategic and theater ballistic missile launches.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) plans to spend $460.73 million next year to buy 36 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ballistic missile-defense systems from prime contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif.; and $389.63 million to buy 29 ship-based Aegis ballistic missile defense systems.

C4ISR research

Among the largest C4ISR-related research projects planned for next year is a $657.48 million Navy initiative to continue development of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4N Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-a maritime-patrol version of the Global Hawk long-range surveillance UAV.

The Air Force next year plans to spend $448.59 million on full-scale development of the SBIRS-High ballistic-missile detection system. This part of the program involves SBIRS-High engineering and manufacturing development. The Air Force also plans to spend $371.6 million on continuing development of the GPS III satellite navigation operational control segment.

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to spend $392.42 million next year on information and communications technology development; $299.44 million on sensor technology development; $237.86 million on command, control, and communications systems development; and $236.89 million on network-centric warfare technology.

More Military & Aerospace Electronics Current Issue Articles
More Military & Aerospace Electronics Archives Issue Articles



Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

General Micro "Horizon" C299

The C299 Horizon is a third generation, 6U cPCI SBC module based on GMS’ upgradable CPU technolog...

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

VPX3-453 3U VPX Virtex-6/8640D Digital Signal Processor

The Curtiss-Wright VPX3-453 is a high performance 3U VPX DSP and FPGA processor card that combine...

General Micro "Atom" XPC40X Rugged, Ultra-Small, Ultra-Low-Power Intel Atom™ CPU SBC

The XPC40X Atom is a rugged, low cost, ultra-low power, lightweight, Atom™ based computer system....

General Micro's VS295 Eclipse

The VS295 Eclipse is fifth generation, VME SBC module based on GMS, upgradable CPU technology. It...

DSP280 - Rugged Dual Socket 2nd Gen Intel Quad Core i7 Multiprocessor

The DSP280 is a rugged, 6U OpenVPX dual socket Intel 2nd generation Quad Core i7 multiprocessor d...

ADEPT3000 Automatic Video Tracker

GE Intelligent Platforms ADEPT3000 is a cost-effective SWaP optimized automatic video tracking so...

6U OpenVPX HPEC Starter System

GE Intellligent Platforms new HPEC Application Ready Platforms (HARP) products respond to governm...

CHAMP-FX4 6U OpenVPX Virtex-7 FPGA Processor Card

The CHAMP-FX4 is the flagship 6U product in Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions’ family of ...

PMC-E2001 Audio/Acoustic Waveform Generating PMC Card

PMC-E2001 Delta-sigma PMC features 16-bit resolution with 8 Analog Outputs and 4 Analog Inputs wi...

Related Companies

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of DSP and data ac...

General Micro Systems Inc

Since 1979, General Micro Systems has been providing the most diverse line of single-board computers in the industry....

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long establish...

LEMO USA Inc

Provides a lightweight, compact aluminum connector. M-series connector is focused on the design that requires a MIL-3...

GE Intelligent Platforms

Provides embedded computing solutions. Products include single-board computers, networking products, avionics interfa...

Omnetics Connector Corp

Omnetics Connector Company is a privately held, world class connector design and manufacturing company with over 25 ...

Dawn VME Products

Dawn provides customers an in-depth and broad range of system and product knowledge and expertise coupled with the la...
Wire News provided by   

social activity

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2015
Volume 26, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE