Pentagon watchdog calls USAFE plan to buy deployable air base kits 'not achievable'

By Rachel Cohen / December 31, 2018 at 2:32 PM
U.S. Air Forces Europe won't have the equipment for its first rapidly deployable air base until the early 2020s -- at least two fiscal years after the service thought it would own five such kits, according to a new report by the Pentagon's inspector general. Having the ability to quickly construct air bases is part of the Defense Department's European Deterrence Initiative, established in FY-15 to strengthen American and allied capabilities in the region in order to deter Russian and...

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