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Report: Navy, Marines to Spend 48% Of 10-Year Electronic Warfare Budget

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are expected to spend close to half of the military’s electronic warfare budget for fiscal years 2008 through 2017, Aviation Week reports.

Citing data from online analysis tool Avascent 050, Michael Fabey writes the the military services should spend nearly $44.2 billion combined on electronic warfare.

Together, the Navy and Marines are expected to spend nearly 47.8 percent, or $21.9 billion.

The Air Force will have spent or is budgeted to spend $12.3 billion in that time frame and the Army is expected to spend about $9.1 billion, Fabey reports, citing data from online market analysis toolkit Avascent 050.

Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon, a maritime surveillance plane, is the largest electronic warfare program Avascent analyzed, according to Fabey.

The Poseidon program will have $2.3 billion in spent funds or expected spending during the 10-year period, the report says.

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s EA-18G Growler are fourth and fifth on Avascent’s list, with both totaling about $1.5 billion each in the 10-year period.

The Air Force and the Navy are slated to operate both of those planes, with the F-35 listed under the Air Force’s account and the Growler as under the Navy’s, according to Fabey.

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