Army officials said on Tuesday they will spend more than $10 billion on more than 10 new warplane, armored vehicles and missile systems.
The $10-billion buy of aircraft, tanks and other vehicles will make the Army the largest buyer of new weapons in the past 30 years.
The U.S. has about 100,000 troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, with more than a million Americans dead or wounded.
The Army’s new procurement program will cost about $6.5 billion over the next three years, according to the service.
The program is intended to buy as many as 5,000 of the new warfighters as quickly as possible.
The military has not specified the exact size of the buy, but the service said it would cost about twice as much to buy the F-35 fighter jet than the F/A-18 fighter jet it is building for the Air Force.
The F-15, a fighter that cost about the same to build as the F35, will be delivered in 2019, and the F14 will be in service in 2020, according the service, which is working with Lockheed Martin Corp. to build the aircraft.
The Pentagon has been spending billions on the warplanes in recent years, including $4.5 million on the F15 for fiscal 2019.
The Air Force said it was buying F-22 fighter jets for the air force, which was to be a $500 billion deal.
The new planes will be designed to fly faster than the Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet, capable of flying at up to 30,000 feet and carrying missiles that can hit targets 200 miles away, according Lockheed Martin.
The plane is expected to be the fastest jet in service by 2020.
The service is expected next year to have a new fleet of F-4 and F-5 fighter jets.
The Defense Department has spent $11 billion on the program, including more than half on the $1.2 billion F-18 and $3.5-billion F-14, according at the Pentagon website.
The other $4 billion in the new planes comes from the $6 billion spent on the Pentagon’s $1 trillion program to buy F-23 fighter jets and F/ A-18 Super Hornets.