Air Force would retain F-22, F-15EX fleet under Senate authorization bill

By Vanessa Montalbano / June 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM
The Air Force’s legacy fleet may see fewer cuts than the service anticipated next year, according to an executive summary of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s defense authorization bill released today. But legislators would still support service officials' requests to boost dollars for modernization efforts. For fiscal year 2025, the Air Force asked to cut total procurement of F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets by six, from 104 aircraft to 98, to shift the money into other crucial accounts and deal...

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