US President Joe Biden announced the largest defense budget since World War II.
For the 2022 fiscal year, $ 753 billion in military spending is provided:
- $ 112 billion in military research and development (the highest in history),
- $ 24.7 billion for the modernization of nuclear forces,
- $ 3 billion for the B-21 Raider strategic stealth bomber,
- $ 5 billion for Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines,
- $ 609 million for LRSO long-range missiles,
- $ 2.6 billion for a ground-based GBSD containment system,
- $ 1 billion for the AEGIS BMD sea-based missile defense system,
- $ 1.7 billion for next generation interceptor missiles,
- $ 12 billion for 85 F-35 fighters,
- $ 2.5 billion for 14 KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft
- $ 825 million for 30 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters,
- $ 2.9 billion for a Gerald R. Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,
- $ 6.9 billion for two Virginia-class nuclear submarines,
- $ 2.4 billion for the Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer.
Photo: Joe Biden during a visit to the Langley-Eustis Joint Base in Virginia on May 28.