Skip to comments.Obama to Cut Key Reconnaissance Fleet By 25 Percent Planes being used to monitor Ukraine crisis
Posted on 03/10/2014 9:44:13 PM PDT by Nachum
A key fleet of U.S. reconnaissance planes used to detect enemy aircraft in hostile settings will to be cut by 25 percent under President Obamas fiscal year 2015 budget, according to multiple sources familiar with the budget proposal.
A fleet of 31 AWACs, or Airborne Warning and Control System planes, will be reduced to 24 by 2015 under Obamas budget proposal.
The situation has prompted concern in defense circles and elsewhere, where sources have pointed out that AWACS are currently deployed in Poland and Romania in order to help monitor the standoff in Ukraine.
AWACS are a highly advanced type of reconnaissance craft able to monitor enemy movements in the sky and ground from great distances. Each AWAC unit costs $270 million, according to the Air Force.
NATO dispatched several of its own AWACs on Monday to monitor Russian movement in Ukraines Crimea region, where a tense standoff is still taking place.
All AWACs reconnaissance flights will take place solely over alliance territory, a NATO spokesman was quoted as saying by the BBC.
The seven U.S. AWAC planes cut in Obamas budget would be completely scrapped if the proposal is adopted.
Twenty-seven of these AWAC planes are currently based in Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, while two are deployed in Japan and another two in Alaska.
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Obama working with Putin , naa
Still think he’s a great guy, McCain?
And to think we have some folks on this board more concerned about whether one of those planes has a homo on than how many we have.
Not even the Dims in Congress will propose that for a vote.
Congress will determine what our force structure is, not Obama. Or his commie buddies throughout the White House and Pentagon.
So much for all that blathering Hagel was doing about having great technology and equipment. Must have been Taqiyya.
It’s why Zero made Hagel the SecDef — had to have a moron RINO who secretly hates the military and would do his bidding to destroy it. Lap dog generals & admirals going along to protect their pensions & post-retirememt enrichment plans.
This idiot has got to go.
Has be been briefed about Ukraine?
This is not a time to do house cleaning.
Never elect a jack-ath who hasn’t served in the military.
You're kidding. He skips all National Security meetings and skips out to golf or hook up with Reggie.
The jack-ath must want USA to be just like Ukraine. Defenseless.
Zer0 is a flat -out traitor.
That’s only the beginning. When the Ruskies start their big move, odumbo will go on another vacation somewhere to avoid having to deal with it.
Why is he still here?
“The Traitor has got to go.”
The A-10 is the aircraft needed to defeat an enemy with an many armored vehicles.
The traitors are selling your security for an A/F-35.