According to the budget plan of the US Navy for FY15, the acquisition of aircraft continue to increase in the coming decade, but overall spending will still be far less than anticipated in the previous calculations. FY15 Budget also deleted about 111 planned aircraft, continuing the trend of the last few years. According to the requirements of the budget for FY12 is estimated that the Navy is to spend on aircraft in FY15, about $ 20 billion. When decrease started,estimates dropped to 18 billion, then 17 billion to final request in FY15 included only 13.1 billion for aircraft.
Deleted is the acquisition of four F-35C, one E-2D and eight P-8A in FY15. The Navy has also cleared from the procurement MQ-8 Fire Scout, after the decision was made to terminate the production of LCS to 32 vessels. The Navy has wiped out the last series of 29 MH-60R helicopters planned for FY16 due to uncertainty whether USS George Washington will be in service. The budget also delays the purchase of the CH-53K for one year. FY15 Budget was supposed to include funds for the purchase of the first MQ-4C Triton UAV, and the acquisition was delayed until FY16.