Air Force eyes $18B for new investment by retiring 938 'legacy' aircraft through 2029

By Jason Sherman / May 9, 2024 at 2:26 PM
The Air Force wants to harvest $18 billion for new modernization priorities by divesting 938 aircraft -- including fighters, bombers, cargo planes, trainers, rotorcraft and more -- according to a DOD report that reveals for the first time the scope of plans between fiscal years 2025 and 2029 to finance new capabilities -- such as uncrewed fighters -- out-of-hide. Those details are part of a 50-page April report required by law on Defense Department-wide planned force structure changes prepared by...

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