Air Force wants to shift $750M for F-16, F-22 readiness

March 15, 2019 at 11:43 AM
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters this week the service needs to reprogram about $750 million in fiscal year 2019 funds to increase the mission-capable rates of the F-16 and F-22. Even if Congress approves that money, however, she's not sure it will be enough to hit the 80 percent MC target for the F-22, due largely to the impact of Hurricane Michael, which devastated the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, in October. "Given the impact...

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