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Report on U.S. Military Power 2012 (15)

(People's Daily Online)

10:56, July 19, 2013

3. Ground Systems

In FY2012, $16.1 billion is appropriated for ground systems. Specifically, $1.088 billion is appropriated for heavy tactical vehicles, $865 million for medium tactical vehicles, $323 million for light tactical vehicles, $7.859 billion for support equipment, $5.218 billion for combat vehicles, and $723 million for weapons.

Joint Tactical Vehicle Family: In FY2012, $244 million is appropriated for the procurement of joint light vehicles, $448 million for the procurement of 2,422 medium tactical vehicles, and $680 million for the procurement of 1,598 heavy tactical vehicles.

M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank: In FY2012, $191 million is appropriated for the upgrading of M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks.

Stryker Family of Armored Vehicle: In FY2012, $834 million is appropriated for 100 Stryker armored fighting vehicles.

4. Missile Defense System($10.6 billion)

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System: In FY2012, $1.526 billion is appropriated for the system, including updating five Aegis ship-borne combat systems.

Ground-based Midcourse Defense System: This system is used for intercepting long-range ballistic missiles. In FY2012, $1.161 billion is appropriated for the deployment of this system, including the installation of 30 interceptor missiles in a second missile defense field at Fort Greely, Alaska.

Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS): In FY2012, $345 million is appropriated for the development and experiment of this system. It is estimated that the first JLENS will be deployed in the fourth quarter of FY2013.

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