Air Force Unfunded List Would Buy Reapers, C-130Js, Keep Compass Call and Upgrade B-1B Engine (Updated)

By James Drew / April 8, 2015 at 11:03 AM
(Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information from the Air Force that six EC-130 Compass Call aircraft marked for retirement would be bought back with additional funding from Congress. One unneeded test aircraft from the Compass Call fleet would still move to the boneyard.) If the Air Force had additional money it would purchase eight more MQ-9 Reapers, 13 C-130J airlifters, keep six Compass Call aircraft marked for retirement, extend the life of 141 B-1B bomber...

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