NATO air forces proposal

Current state As of fall of 2013, NATO member states were Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. Air forces were as follows:

US military proposal

Army Current state Currently, United States have 8.725 M1 Abrams MBTs. At unit cost of 8,6 million USD, this gives total expenditure of 75 billion USD for MBT force. As for APCs, there are 6.000 M113s costing 1,8 billion USD, 6.724 M2s costing 12,1 billion USD, and 4.187 Strykers costing 20,5 billion USD, for a…

Quick solution to USAF downwards spiral

Link US aircraft procurement is on obvious downwards spiral – huge increases in spending have resulted in equally huge decreases in procurement. Most numerous tactical aircraft in US service is still F-16, and is likely to remain so for next few decades. This is my solution.

On AviationIntel F-22 vs Typhoon article

http://aviationintel.com/2012/07/28/in-response-to-reports-of-simulated-f-22-raptor-kills-by-german-eurofighters/   While author is indeed correct that training sorties do not necessarily mean that one type of aircraft is superior, multiple sorties can, when analyzed properly and assuming that setup is known, provide some information about respective fighter’s capabilities. Huge control surfaces and thrust vectoring are useful for high-altitude and low-speed maneuvers, not in…

USAF force proposal

Current USAF plan is to keep 187 F-22s, 254 F-15 C and 221 F-15E in service, replacing 716 A-10s and 2 154 F-16s with 1 763 F-35As. Problem with that is multifold; first, large unit and maintenance costs. Per-unit cost of 304 million USD per aircraft, 197 million USD flyaway, and operating cost that will…