Senate lawmakers restrict some USAF aircraft retirements, propose procurement, modernization boost

By Courtney Albon / July 22, 2021 at 6:08 PM
Senate authorizers passed a defense policy bill this week that would restrict a portion of the Air Force's proposed fiscal year 2022 aircraft retirements, add funding for fighter aircraft procurement and modernization, and block the service from developing a bridge tanker until the KC-46 remote vision system is fully operational. The bill, which the Senate Armed Services Committee approved Wednesday and has yet to gain approval from the full Senate, would set aircraft inventory minimums the committee proposed in FY-21...

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