The Obama administration’s defense budget may not be realistic, but it has big winners in terms of hardware. Like these six ships, planes and data networks.
The Pentagon has bought a lot of flying spying and lethal robots over the years. But the hefty budget the Pentagon released today shows that the explosion in military cash for drones is over.
Imagine if the growth in the sticker price of Pentagon hardware were a sovereign nation. That nation would spend more on defense than any other besides the U.S. and China.
Chuck Hagel uses his first speech as defense secretary to put the Pentagon on notice that he’s looking at major changes to what and how it buys, especially regarding big-ticket hardware.
The U.S. military relies extensively on its fleet of flying robots. But the drones are hardly safe from budget cuts.