Special Report

31 Billion-Dollar Weapons the US Military Will Invest in Next Year

Source: Courtesy of Lockheed Martin

31. PAC-3/Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE)
> Weapon type: Missile defense program
> Planned fiscal 2023 investment: $1.04 billion (up 34.4% from 2022)
> Service branch: Army (12.0% of FY 2023 Army weapons spending)
> Primary contractor(s): Lockheed Martin

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30. MQ-4C/ RQ-4 Triton/Global Hawk/NATO AGS
> Weapon type: Unmanned reconnaissance aircraft
> Planned fiscal 2023 investment: $1.05 billion (up 36.3% from 2022)
> Service branch: Joint Service (3.1% of FY 2023 Joint Service weapons spending)
> Primary contractor(s): Northrop Grumman

29. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
> Weapon type: Armored vehicle replacing the Humvee
> Planned fiscal 2023 investment: $1.06 billion (up 1.0% from 2022)
> Service branch: Joint Service (3.2% of FY 2023 Joint Service weapons spending)
> Primary contractor(s): Oshkosh Defense

28. Chemical Demilitarization
> Weapon type: Program for the destruction of chemical weapons
> Planned fiscal 2023 investment: $1.06 billion (down 3.1% from 2022)
> Service branch: Joint Service (3.2% of FY 2023 Joint Service weapons spending)
> Primary contractor(s): Bechtel

27. LHA America Class Amphibious Assault Ship
> Weapon type: Aircraft carrier ship
> Planned fiscal 2023 investment: $1.14 billion (up 1378.6% from 2022)
> Service branch: Navy (3.5% of FY 2023 Navy weapons spending)
> Primary contractor(s): Huntington Ingalls Industries

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