Inside the Air Force - October 12, 2018

Shanahan: New aircraft readiness requirement will help DOD fight budget caps

October 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said a new aircraft readiness directive ordering the Air Force and the Navy to achieve 80 percent readiness rates for four key tactical fighter jets by the end of this fiscal year will help the Pentagon prove to Congress it is effectively spending a recent funding boost and make the case that further relief from statutory budget caps is warranted. "For us to get the caps lifted in '20, we need to demonstrate that when...

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