The Air Force will buy contractor logistics support for several legacy platforms to shift maintainers to the F-35 program, but that could work against the service in the long run, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Friday.
To fill the ranks of F-35 maintainers, the Air Force
will draw 1,100 airmen from the A-10, F-16, and C-130 fleets, the
service said Friday.
The Air Force intends—once again—to divest itself of
the MQ-1 Predator and transition to an all-MQ-9 Reaper fleet of
medium-altitude remotely piloted aircraft, Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes said Friday.
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