DOD sets goal to grow Air Force long-range strike force by 20%, 173 bombers by 2037

By Jason Sherman / April 25, 2023 at 5:30 PM
The Pentagon has set a goal to increase the size of the Air Force bomber force by 20% -- growing the fleet from 143 today to 173 by 2037, according to the first major recalibration of the U.S. military's long-term aviation inventory in five years, a previously unreported expansion that reflects the importance of long-range strike in war plans for a potential fight against China. The “ Annual Aviation Inventory and Funding Plan Summary Report: Fiscal Years 2023-2037 ” --...

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