Pentagon Seeks to Cut $23 Billion Annual Corrosion Bill

Written by on May 22, 2011 in Corrosion News - 3 Comments
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The Pentagon is enlisting contractors such as Boeing Co. to reduce its $22.9 billion annual corrosion bill, a growing problem in sensitive new weapons and old warplanes kept airborne decades beyond expectations. Never highlighted in defense budget documents, the yearly cost of fighting rust and other corrosion is almost twice as much as a new Navy aircraft carrier. Megan Hughes reports on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.” (Bloomberg)

See the attached Bloomberg video report for more information:


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3 Comments on "Pentagon Seeks to Cut $23 Billion Annual Corrosion Bill"

  1. Vittorio May 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm · Reply

    It is good to know that the US army is investing money and resource to reduce the effect and damages caused by corrosion.
    The cost of corrosion in the US only is approx 276 bilion a year, according to a study of NACE. It is not possible to completely stop corrosion, however it is possible to reduce significantly its effect with a good corrosion control and management program.


  2. Dave May 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm · Reply

    I agree fully. Around the world the total cost of corrosion must be immense! It is good news for all the corrosion consultancies around the world. Maybe I should put my Corrosion MSc and Phd to use and get a slice of that money 😉

  3. Manickam Valliappan May 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm · Reply

    This is a great news for the people working in the domains of materials and energy conservation.

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