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Here is a list of the aircraft- and missile- related programs that are currently listed in the U.S. Navy's Research, Development & Acquisition Active ACAT Report (dated 06/26/2012). Priority of acquisition is determined by the code in parentheses, in this order:

IV > III > II > I

Programs in the "ID" and "IC" categories are therefore considered priorities.
The low-priority "IV" category seems a novelty since it doesn't appear in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquisition_Category

ACAT programs also carry an "AIR", "SHIPS", "C4I & SPACE" or "E&LM" label, which seems to indicate under what budget the program is procured (I may be wrong about this though and encourage anyone with more accurate information to correct my assumptions).


COMBAT AIRCRAFT

EA-18 G Airborne Electronic Attack variant (IC)
F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet Naval Strike Fighter (IC)
F/A-18E/F IRST Infrared Search and Track Program (II)

TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

KC-130J aircraft (IC)
C-130T AOU Avionics Obsolescence Upgrade (IVM)
C-9 Replacement Aircraft (C-40A) (II)
C-12RA USMC C-12 Replacement Aircraft Program (IVM)

ECM AND PATROL AIRCRAFT

E-2D AHE Advanced Hawkeye (ID)
E-6B BLOCK 1 MOD Take Charge and Move Out Block I Modification (II)
P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (ID)

ROTORCRAFT

CH-53K Heavy Lift Replacement Program (ID)
VH-60N Cockpit Upgrade Program (IVM)
MH-60R (formerly SH-60R) Multi-Mission Helicopter (formerly LAMPS MK III Block II Upgrade) (IC)
MH-60S (formerly CH-60S) Multi-Mission Helicopter (IC)
H-1 Upgrades (IC)
UH-1N/1Y Britestar BLOCK II (IVM)
VXX Presidential Helicopter Fleet Replacement Program (IVT) (listed in "SHIPS" acquisitions)

V-22 Osprey Joint Advanced Vertical Aircraft (ID)

UNMANNED SYSTEMS

MQ-4C UAS BAMS Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (ID)
VTUAV Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (IC)
MDS RQ-21A (formerly STUAS) Mission Design Series Designation RQ-21A (III)
NAVY UCAS Unmanned Combat Air System (IVT)
UCLASS Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance & Strike (IVT)

MISSILES AND TARGETS ("AIR" acquisitions)

AGM-88E AARGM Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Program (IC)
AIM-9X Block II (IC)
JSOW (Dispenser) Joint Standoff Weapon (IC)
JSOW (Unitary) Joint Standoff Weapons (IC)
TACTICAL TOMAHAWK (RGM109E/UGM-109E) (IC)
APKWS II Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (III)
CDWS Common Defense Weapon System (IVM)
DAMTC Direct Attack Moving Target (IVT)

MISSILES AND TARGETS ("SHIPS" acquisitions except*)

SM-6 Standard Missile - 6 (ID)
TRIDENT II MSL Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile (IC)
ESSM Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (II)
RAM BLK 2 Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 (II)
RAM BLK I UPGD 5in Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Program Block I (II)
LHT MK 54 MOD 0 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo (LHT) (III)
EMATT Expendable Mobile ASW Training Target (MK39) (IVM)
GQM-163A (FORMERLY SSSTTC) Supersonic Sea Skimming Target Threat C (IVM)
MSST Multi-Stage Supersonic Target (IVM)
SSAT Subsonic Aerial Target Program (IVM)
*SMAW II Next Generation Shoulder Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon (III) (listed in "E&LM" acquisitions)


Source document:
https://acquisition.navy.mil/rda/content/download/8127/37551/version/2/file/ACAT+Report+for+Website.pdf
 

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