E-3 AWACS divestment further limited in Senate's proposed defense policy bill

By Shelley K. Mesch / July 19, 2022 at 2:41 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee in its defense policy bill would limit the number of outdated command-and-control aircraft the Air Force is allowed to retire unless the service meets requirements designed to bridge the capability gap. The Air Force could only divest five E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, just a third of what the service sought, without conditions, according to the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill released by the Senate Monday. The Air Force sought to reduce...

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