Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Age and Inventory of US Military Fleet

Congressional Budget Office has released The Long-Term Implications of Current Defense Plans: Detailed Update for Fiscal Year 2007, in May 2007. (PDF version is easier to read). A perfect source of information for procurement, inventory and age structure of DoD fleet.

Below is the list of figures available. Each figure has an accompanying page with some explanations.


List of Slides

Figure 1-1 Updated:
Past and Projected Spending for Defense
Figure 1-2 Updated:
Defense Spending as a Share of the Gross Domestic Product
Figure 2-1 Updated:
Spending for Operation and Support, by Functional Category
Figure 2-2 Updated:
Spending for Operation and Support, by Military Department
Figure 2-3 Updated:
Spending for Operation and Support, by Account
Figure 2-4 Updated:
Spending for Operating Forces, by Military Department
Figure 2-5 Updated:
Spending for the Military Medical System, by Category
Figure 3-1 Updated:
Spending for Investment, by Budget Account and Weapon Type
Figure 3-2 Updated:
Spending for Investment, by Military Department
Figure 3-3 Updated:
Past and Projected Army Spending for Investment
Figure 3-4 Updated:
Procurement of Army Ground Combat Vehicles
Figure 3-5 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Army Ground Combat Vehicles
Figure 3-6 Updated:
Procurement of Army Helicopters
Figure 3-7 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Army Helicopters
Figure 3-9 Updated:
Past and Projected Navy and Marine Corps Spending for Investment
Figure 3-10 Updated:
Procurement of Battle Force Ships
Figure 3-11 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Battle Force Ships
Figure 3-12 Updated:
Procurement of Navy Fighter and Attack Aircraft
Figure 3-13 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Navy Fighter and Attack Aircraft
Figure 3-14 Updated:
Procurement of Marine Corps Helicopters
Figure 3-15 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Marine Corps Helicopters
Figure 3-16 Updated:
Procurement of Marine Corps Ground Combat Vehicles
Figure 3-17 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Marine Corps Helicopters
Figure 3-19 Updated:
Past and Projected Air Force Spending for Investment
Figure 3-20 Updated:
Procurement of Air Force Fighter and Attack Aircraft
Figure 3-21 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Air Force Fighter and Attack Aircraft
Figure 3-22 Updated:
Procurement of Air Force Bombers
Figure 3-23 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Air Force Bombers
Figure 3-24 and 26 Updated:
Procurement of Air Force Airlifters and Tankers
Figure 3-25 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Air Force Airlifters
Figure 3-27 Updated:
Age and Inventory of Air Force Tankers
Figure 3-29 Updated:
Past and Projected Investment Spending for Defense Agencies
Figure 3-30 Updated:
Past and Projected Investment Spending for Missile Defense

However, it is extremely difficult to read exact numbers. I guess they were not meant to be read that way anyway.

Can anybody tell me whether year by year exact figures are available somewhere to the public?
And a remark on that list: I guess their list is a partial one. Army ground vehicles for example exclude Humvees and other type of vehicles. Air Force inventories exclude for instance over 1400 survailance and trainers aircraft, Navy figures for example excludes logistics and minewarfare ships etc.


By the way I am only interested in age and inventory list in the CBO report. Why?

It is oil that runs about 11,000 US military aircrafts and helicopters, 200 combat and support ships, nearly 200,000 tracked and wheeled vehicles and 187,000 fleet vehicles (passenger cars, busses etc). The budget documents and high official’s announcements as well as this CBO report show that the Pentagon will buy in the next 20 years as much war machines as it currently has (mainly to replace the old ones). Guess what, except maybe for some negligable amount of ground vehicles all the news ones will also run on oil. And guess how much the Pentagon's oil bill will be in 2025? $60 billion?


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At 6:55 AM, Anonymous Jake said...

Nice post which The budget documents and high official’s announcements as well as this CBO report show that the Pentagon will buy in the next 20 years as much war machines as it currently has. In which maybe for some negligable amount of ground vehicles all the news ones will also run on oil. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

 

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