Air Force's $5.5B Unfunded List Prioritizes Legacy Fleet Modernization, Retains Force Structure

By James Drew / March 31, 2015 at 11:30 AM
The Air Force's $5.5 billion unfunded priorities list for fiscal year 2016 includes money for legacy aircraft upgrades and to retain force structure, but Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has cautioned lawmakers not to pursue the requests at the expense of other service priorities. According to a copy of the March 10 letter obtained by , the submission includes $2.4 billion to modernize legacy fighter, tanker, airlift and surveillance aircraft, mostly within the Air National Guard, as well...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.