Kendall: Survivability and quality are highest priorities

By Shelley K. Mesch / May 2, 2022 at 3:40 PM
Survivability and quality should be the Air Force's focus, service Secretary Frank Kendall said, compared to former-Defense Secretary Gen. Jim Mattis' priority of lethality and the Cold War-era mindset of maintaining the highest quantity of platforms. The average service aircraft is about 30 years old, Kendall said during a Brookings Institution interview Monday, and it’s aging every day. To meet the threats posed by China and Russia, the Air Force needs high-quality capabilities rather than just a lot of planes,...

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