Report AB098 is a detailed procurement and research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) spending analysis and future forecast. The report quantifies and presents program opportunities, likely effects and prioritizations brought about by the Air-Sea Battle Concept over time.
G2 Solutions analyzed Fiscal Year 2014 Navy and Air Force procurement and RDT&E budgets through the Air-Sea Battle (ASB) lens. 191 Programs and/or Program Elements were selected for inclusion based upon the increased importance their capabilities could bring to an aggregate ASB capability through 2023.
G2 Solutions forecasts beyond the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) of 2018 through to 2023, taking into account program sunsets and starts, macro budget trends, program continuation, and the importance of given application domains.
“We ran this same dataset from the FY 2012 documents for the initial ASB report,” said G2 Solutions research director Ron Stearns. “For FY 2014 we noted an increase of $31 billion in FY 2014 spending versus FY 2012, and an increase of 34 applicable programs (from 157 to 191). The ASB Concept has traction through multiple budgets and austerity; force protection, power projection, freedom of operation and cyber are all desired capabilities.”
The 156-page report provides market share for companies such as Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and others. It also includes PoR spending profiles and Program Element (PE) numbers at the procurement and RDT&E levels. “We know the procurement sands are shifting, and this report provides direction on funded programs based upon capabilities and application domains,” Stearns said.
The F-35 is the single-biggest included program, with $73.7 billion in identified funding through 2018. In fact, of the five report segments (Aircraft, Naval, Space, Munitions, Communications Collection and EW, and Propulsion and Directed Energy), aircraft account for 52.4 percent of the total spend through 2018.
According to the DOD: “Air-Sea Battle is a limited operational concept designed to address an adversary's Anti-Access, Area Denial (A2/AD) capabilities. It is not aimed at any particular potential adversary.”
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