Air Force eyes 107-plane reduction in combat-ready aircraft

By Vanessa Montalbano / March 22, 2024 at 3:15 PM
The Air Force is again asking Congress to retire legacy aircraft the service deems no longer fit for combat with a near-peer adversary, including China, according to an initial package of legislative proposals sent to Congress this week. Among the stated cuts are A-10 Warthogs and Block 20 F-22 Raptors , both of which have been hailed by Congress in recent years as needed to fill certain capability gaps and maintain air dominance. The service has repeatedly argued, however, that...

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