Pentagon Intends to Spend about $ 167 Billion on Nuclear Weapons by 2025
According to U.S. Department of Defense reference documents released on February 10, Presidential Administration Donald Trump plans to allocate $ 28.9 billion for related military programs in fiscal year 2021 (starting October 1, 2020). According to the agency, for the fiscal year 2022, the Pentagon intends to request $ 30 billion for the modernization of nuclear weapons, for the fiscal year 2023 - $ 33 billion.
In the documents issued by the US military at the beginning of February, it was planned to allocate $ 7 billion to modernize the command, control and communications systems of the nuclear complex in fiscal year 2021, $ 2.8 billion to create a new strategic B-21 bomber, and to build nuclear submarines with Columbia-class ballistic missiles - $ 4.4 billion, $ 474 million for the production of a long-range cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, $ 1.5 billion for a "ground-based strategic deterrence component".
According to the plan of the defense department, the costs of the nuclear arsenal should be increased to $ 37 billion by fiscal year 2020, and by 2025 fiscal year - up to $ 38 billion.