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News - sequestration

  • Naval Warfare

    UDT 2018: US Navy 'gutted' by sequestration

    4th July 2018

    The US Navy has been ‘gutted’ by a sequestration process that has left it unable to properly plan for the future as it tries to …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA 2017: Army modernisation proves lucrative for BAE

    6th October 2017

    As prime contractor for several vehicle modernisation programmes with the US Army, BAE Systems is expected to see a significant ramp up in work over …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2016: US Air Force addresses critical pilot shortage

    21st November 2016

    The impasse between the US Congress and the White House that led to sequestration and forced the US Air Force to reduce training and stand …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2015: A brighter budget outlook on the horizon

    25th November 2015

    While last year’s I/ITSEC saw budget uncertainty amid concerns about sequestration the future for the training market is looking up. Although budgets are not expanding …

  • Military Logistics

    Pegasus flies amid budget issues

    26th September 2015

    Budget uncertainty in Washington has the potential to severely affect the US Air Force’s KC-46A programme, despite the new tanker making its maiden flight.  The …

  • Land Warfare

    West: US Army readiness delayed to 2020

    11th February 2015

    The US Army has been degraded by a high operational tempo and sequestration in recent years that means it won’t achieve full readiness until 2020. …

  • Digital Battlespace

    US budget: Key space programmes overhauled

    5th February 2015

    As the space domain becomes increasingly contested and adversaries beef up their space capabilities, the US military wants to accelerate space-based surveillance programmes and also …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    US Budget: Spending decline on major UAS ends

    4th February 2015

    The FY 2016 budget request shows that the decline in spending on major unmanned aerial systems may have come to a halt. The proposed budget …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ILA 2014: Sikorsky looks to Europe with the CH-53K

    21st May 2014

    Sikorsky is beginning to eye future European heavy lift developments, in particular in Germany, as it further develops the CH-53K King Stallion for the US …

  • Naval Warfare

    SAS14: USN chief encourages payload utility extensions

    7th April 2014

    The US Navy’s (USN) chief of naval operations has stressed that the payload capacity of the service’s vessels needs to be utilised further in order …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Pentagon confirms Kiowa retirement

    6th March 2014

    The US Army is moving forward with plans to scrap its entire fleet of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters as part of a major aviation restructuring. …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Hagel outlines Pentagon budget proposals

    25th February 2014

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has outlined the FY2015 budget which will see the retirement of several weapon systems and shrinking of the US Army …

  • Military Logistics

    AUSA Winter: US equipment reset to cost $11 billion

    21st February 2014

    The US Army is undergoing a ‘significant transition’ and is undertaking a retrograde mission that will require $11 billion of investment. Speaking at the AUSA …

  • Military Logistics

    AUSA Winter: US Army Materiel Command is ‘holding its own’

    20th February 2014

    After two years of belt tightening, the US Army Materiel Command (AMC) is ‘challenged, but we are holding our own’, according to Gen Dennis Via, …

  • Land Warfare

    AUSA Winter: US budget pressure continues

    20th February 2014

    There has been a 21% decline in the US defence budget since 2010 and it ‘will continue to decline’, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the …