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... as Defense Firms See Bonanza Under Trump Administration

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By "1,200 fighter aircraft" do they mean Air Superiority jets? The only "quick" solution I can think of would be to restart F-22 production. Otherwise, by the time the jet was designed, tested and ready for production priorities would have likely changed. Not to forget to mention who controls the government.
 

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what did you do to your avatar bro? is this you? LOL
LOL, that's the Maj. deep in some shhhhht, in North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, possibly even in communist China, note they are very llllloooooooooowwwwww... they are in deep krap somewhere, the old man ain't happy....

If you wonder where I got my boyish good looks, and my BAD attitude toward wwooosification, as well as my ability to fly very lllllooooowwwww and fast,,,,
not to mention my "intolerance" of folks who don't know what they are talking about, this picture should help you understand that....

If I, or any of us here where 1/2 the man you see here??? no, I will NEVER measure up to this true "warrior prince", why I work so hard to "get it right?" that's all he would accept??

Two famous statements:

1. "Some days when you "strap in" you feel yourself all the way from wing-tip, to wing-tip, other days all you feel is the yoke"!

2."Do you know what thought did??? thought took a "krap", and fell back in it"!

prolly the only complement I ever received from the old man
" You and Don Parks are the only two natural pilots in our flying club",,,, no other human accolade will ever bring me the pure nirvana that statement did!

every time I strap in, I'm striving for excellence, wanting to feel that lift, drag, and thrust from "tip to tip".

I am proud to be, "The Air Force BRAT", and I'm proud to be able to post my DAD's picture, deep in the "badlands" on a combat mission as my avatar.

The VC had a $100,000 dollar bounty on my DAD's head, they never had to pay that out thankfully.

I prayed every day, I cried when he left to "go back" after my Grandpa died", I thanked God every day when he brought him home in one piece. We did not get along very well at time, the one thing that glued us together was flying!

I should add before I close, my Father in Law was a similar "mans man", but more loving and gracious, a "Sailors sailor", BD and JEFF are two gents here that I hold in the same high esteem as my Dad, thats why I love them both so much. I love all you guys, some of you, "such as Jura" are "closer than brothers", my Dad taught me to respect honesty, integrity, and kindness, and my LORD JESUS!
 
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LOL, that's the Maj. deep in some shhhhht, in North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, possibly even in communist China, note they are very llllloooooooooowwwwww... they are in deep krap somewhere, the old man ain't happy....

If you wonder where I got my boyish good looks, and my BAD attitude toward wwooosification, as well as my ability to fly very lllllooooowwwww and fast,,,,
not to mention my "intolerance" of folks who don't know what they are talking about, this picture should help you understand that....

If I, or any of us here where 1/2 the man you see here??? no, I will NEVER measure up to this true "warrior prince", why I work so hard to "get it right?" that's all he would accept??

Two famous statements:

1. "Some days when you "strap in" you feel yourself all the way from wing-tip, to wing-tip, other days all you feel is the yoke"!

2."Do you know what thought did??? thought took a "krap", and fell back in it"!

prolly the only complement I ever received from the old man
" You and Don Parks are the only two natural pilots in our flying club",,,, no other human accolade will ever bring me the pure nirvana that statement did!

every time I strap in, I'm striving for excellence, wanting to feel that lift, drag, and thrust from "tip to tip".

I am proud to be, "The Air Force BRAT", and I'm proud to be able to post my DAD's picture, deep in the "badlands" on a combat mission as my avatar.

The VC had a $100,000 dollar bounty on my DAD's head, they never had to pay that out thankfully.

I prayed every day, I cried when he left to "go back" after my Grandpa died", I thanked God every day when he brought him home in one piece. We did not get along very well at time, the one thing that glued us together was flying!

I should add before I close, my Father in Law was a similar "mans man", but more loving and gracious, a "Sailors sailor", BD and JEFF are two gents here that I hold in the same high esteem as my Dad, thats why I love them both so much. I love all you guys, some of you, "such as Jura" are "closer than brothers", my Dad taught me to respect honesty, integrity, and kindness, and my LORD JESUS!
Amen!
 
By "1,200 fighter aircraft" do they mean Air Superiority jets? ...
let me see ... 1200 ...
Thompson and other analysts pointed to Trump’s campaign pledges to boost the size of the Army and the Marine Corps, add 1,200 fighter aircraft to the Air Force ...
in the article I quoted ... oh that's just something what Donald uttered :)

"Trump’s campaign said he will “build an Air Force of at least 1,200 aircraft, which the Heritage Foundation notes is the minimum needed to deal with major contingencies.”

He didn’t elaborate on his calculation, but the service already has 1,312 active-duty combat aircraft at bases, in depots or being used for training, according to the Air Force Association’s annual almanac. The service has 2,034 combat aircraft when the air National Guard and reserves are included."
Trump’s Military Would Have More Troops, Ships Than Planned
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Evolution during Obama administration :

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USN
1 CVN retired temporarly
MSC 75 to 84, + 9 Burke
SSC 20 -30 now 8, about 20 - 30 Perry retired + 7 LCS
SSN/SSGN about 58 before now 55 very stable
Very stable aslo for AA ships, Repl Ships and Naval Aviation
Actualy Navy' s current ships structure goal is for 308 ships and have around 280

NB : Now planned 40 LCS which replace also Minesweepers and MH-53E considerind problems with MS module a new Class of Minesweepers can be interesting.

12 Ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) now 14
48 Attack submarines (SSNs) now 51 + 4 SSGNs
11 Aircraft carriers now 10
88 Cruisers/destroyers now 84
52 Frigates/Littoral Combat Ships now 8
34 Amphibious ships now 31
29 Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships now 31
34 Support ships (including EPFs)
TOTAL 308

For a 350 ships Navy than Trump have envisaged During his election campaign :
Navy Force Structure: A Bigger Fleet? Background and Issues for Congress
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In italic planned, envisaged by Trump

+ # Difference with 308 ships Navy

12 Ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) same
59 Attack submarines (SSNs) + 11 but 4 SSGN retired in fact + 7, increase Virginia number
12 Aircraft carriers + 1 not planned
100 Cruisers/destroyers + 12, increase Burke number
56 Frigates/Littoral Combat Ships + 4
38 Amphibious ships + 4
33 Combat Logistics Force (CLF) + 4
39 Support ships (including EPFs) + 5
TOTAL 349
 
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now I read Trump Administration Could Spark Small Increase to Defense Companies' R&D Spending
As the healthcare and technology industries kick their research-and-development spending into high gear, aerospace and defense companies’ own R&D funds are expected to remain stagnant over the next couple years — although a small boost may be seen depending on whether President-elect Donald Trump grows the defense budget, an analyst said.

Defense and aerospace companies spent about 3.3 percent less on research and development (R&D) in 2016 than they did in 2015, according to a
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conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ strategy consulting business Strategy&, which measured R&D trends from the top 1,000 publicly-held companies worldwide. Over the past five years, R&D spending in this sector has remained flat with about $21 billion to $23 billion spent annually. In 2016, companies spent a collective $21.6 billion.

In future years, “We expect it to be relatively steady," Barry Jaruzelski, a PricewaterhouseCoopers principal, said during a Nov. 9 interview. “Maybe it starts trending up if the reinvestment in the defense space happens, as Trump has indicated during the campaign. But you wouldn’t expect a dramatic change.

“I think the bigger thing, particularly for the defense industry from a US government customer perspective, is how are they going to tap into the significant innovation and R&D activity in the private sector in key areas like computing and software, because they’re going to have to,” he said. Both of those industries invest much more heavily in research and development, with computing and electronics company investments totaling $163.4 billion this year and software and Internet company R&D reaching $87.8 billion

There are a couple of reasons why other industries spend so much more on R&D than the aerospace and defense sector, Jaruzelski said. Companies believe it’s a “fairly flat industry” from a revenue perspective, thus making such investments riskier. Another reason is that Defense Department spending — including about $70 billion in fiscal 2016 for research, development, test and evaluation — helps to minimize the need for industry to make their own investments. Even if a Trump presidency does herald a larger defense budget, corporate R&D spending is still unlikely to reach the heights of the commercial electronics industry.

In the aerospace and defense sector, companies from North America and Europe dominated the top 20 R&D spenders. Commercial and defense aviation rivals Airbus and Boeing captured the number one and two spots, respectively, with United Technologies, Leonardo and Rolls Royce rounding out the top five.

Only three companies outside of the North American and European regions cracked the top 20 list: Kawasaki Heavy Industries and shipbuilder IHI, both of Japan, and Israeli firm Elbit Systems. No Russian or Chinese manufacturers were listed in the top 20 R&D spenders for aerospace and defense, likely because the study did not track state-owned defense companies, Jaruzelski said.

Interestingly, European companies beat out US firms in “R&D intensity” or R&D spending as a percentage of revenue. Of the companies measured in the study, European businesses charted a 5.7 percent median R&D intensity, while US defense contractors lagged behind at 3.3 percent.

“Part of this is the confluence of the magnitude of the US government’s defense activities and the amount of R&D that the government funds,” Jaruzelski said. Another contributing factor may be that European companies report R&D slightly differently than their US counterparts.
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