What is in this article?:
- DoD Budget Cuts Reshape Military Electronic Design
- DoD Opts for COTS Solutions
- Ruggedized Systems Prove Cost-Effective & Efficient
- Application Engineering Reduces Risk, Cost and Time-to-Market
- Military Electronics Suppliers Prepared to Meet Challenges
Few factors are shaping the military electronics industry more than recent DoD budget cuts. Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) propose spending $13.59 billion in federal fiscal year 2013 for procurement and research in military communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence (CET&I) technologies. This level would represent a cut of 10.26 percent from current-year enacted levels of $15.14 billion, and a cut of 23.43 percent from 2011 levels of $17.75 billion. Since the military is reluctant to compromise on the quality or capabilities of the electronics used on the battlefield, manufactures are tasked with devising offerings that can meet the military’s stringent budgetary and engineering requirements.