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Pentágono: Posibles fuertes recortes en las FFAA.

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Pentágono: Posibles fuertes recortes en las FFAA.

Mensaje por Ulises Gutierrez el 27/1/2012, 3:36 pm

Durante el Cuatrienio 2013-2017 se podría dar un recorte sustancial en personal del US Army y USMC, además de cancelar lo que resta del programa del C-27J, el nuevo RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30, dar de baja 65 C-130, 27 C-5A y 7 escuadrones de combate.

DoD proposes to cut 7 squadrons, cancel C-27
Cancellation of Global Hawk Block 30, retiring other aircraft also proposed in spending reductions
By Jeff Schogol - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Jan 26, 2012 14:15:15 EST
Proposed reductions in defense spending would cut seven squadrons, cancel the C-27 and the Global Hawk Block 30, and retire numerous transport aircraft, according to documents obtained from sources by Air Force Times.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other officials were expected to announce formally the cuts later on Thursday. The move is part of an effort to cut close to $500 billion from the Defense Department’s budget over the next decade.

However, the department could face up to $600 billion more in spending cuts if Congress fails to reach a deal on how to trim the national debt by the end of the year.

The proposed cuts are guided by the philosophy that after a decade of waging counterinsurgency campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military has to prepare for a wider spectrum of missions.

“In developing the President’s budget request for FY 2013-2017, we first turned to where DoD could reduce excess overhead, operations expenses, and personnel costs across the defense enterprise, and achieve better buying power in our acquisition of systems and services,” according to a presentation Panetta was expected to give of the proposed cuts.

Toward that end, the proposed budget cuts including standing down a minimum of six tactical-air fighter squadrons and one training squadron, according to the presentation.

“As we reduce air force structure, we are protecting aircraft with multi-role capabilities versus niche capabilities,” the presentation says. “The resultant force will be capable of handling our most demanding contingency plans including homeland defense.”

The presentation does not outline which squadrons would be cut.

The proposed cuts would also include terminating the C-27 project, a joint Army-Air Force aircraft.

“The new strategic guidance emphasizes flexibility and adaptability. The C-27J was developed and procured to provide a niche capability to directly support Army urgent needs in difficult environments such as Afghanistan where we thought the C-130 might not be able to operate effectively,” the presentation says. “However, in practice, we did not experience the anticipated airfield constraints for C-130 operations in Afghanistan and expect these constraints to be marginal in future scenarios. Since we have ample inventory of C-130s and the current cost to own and operate them is lower, we no longer need — nor can we afford — a niche capability like the C-27J aircraft.”

Also on the chopping block would be the Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aircraft.

“When we initially invested in the Global Hawk Block 30 program, it held the promise of providing essentially the same capability as the U-2 manned aircraft for significantly less money to both buy and operate,” the presentation says. “As the program has matured, these cost savings have not materialized and, at best, we project the future cost of Global Hawk Block 30 operations to be comparable with the U-2. In this five-year budget, the cost of the Global Hawk program would significantly exceed the cost of the U-2 so we cancelled Global Hawk Block 30 and extended the U-2 program.

“Although this is a significant disappointment, our experience with Global Hawk Block 30 will help other Global Hawk programs like the Air Force Global Hawk Block 40, NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS), and the Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS).”

Northrop released a statement later Thursday:

“Northrop Grumman is disappointed with the Pentagon's decision, and plans to work with the Pentagon to assess alternatives to program termination.

“The Global Hawk program has demonstrated its utility in U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as its utility in humanitarian operations in Japan and Haiti. Just a few months ago, the Pentagon published an acquisition decision memorandum regarding Global Hawk Block 30 that stated: ‘The continuation of the program is essential to the national security ... there are no alternatives to the program which will provide acceptable capability to meet the joint military requirement at less cost.’”

The U-2 program, according to the statement, “places pilots in danger, has limited flight duration, and provides limited sensor capacity. Extending the U-2’s service life also represents additional investment requirements for that program.”

The proposed cuts also call for retiring 27 aging C-5As and 65 of the oldest C-130s, leaving Air Mobility Command with 52 C-5Ms, 318 C-130s and 222 C-17s.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/01/airforce-dod-proposes-to-cut-7-squadrons-cancel-c27-012612/

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