Lawmakers look to restrict C-130H retirements, propose 287-aircraft inventory floor

By Courtney Albon / July 27, 2021 at 2:37 PM
House lawmakers want to place limits on the Air Force's plan to retire 45 C-130 airlifters over the next several years, proposing a 287-aircraft floor on the inventory that would remain in place through fiscal year 2026. In its FY-22 budget, the Air Force proposed retiring 13 older C-130Hs and buying five new J-models for a net decrease of eight tactical airlifters from its total fleet of 300. The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee’s version of the...

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