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.
The Air Force’s Fiscal 2017 budget request calls for
funding that was initially rejected by Congress in 2015 to replace
radars on F-16s, starting with the jets tasked with protecting
The US nuclear deterrent will run aground in 2022, but
there’s “still time” to have a national debate on whether the country
needs to replace it on a one-for one basis, the Air Force’s requirements and planning chief 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.
The Air Force is keeping mum on the “arsenal plane” concept teased by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a budget preview speech in early February.
Retired Gen. Duane Cassidy, who served as the first dual-hatted commander of US Transportation
Command and Military Airlift Command, died
Feb. 8, the Air Force said.
Richard Lombardi, the Air Force's principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics, has
been reassigned to a post outside the acquisition portfolio, the service announced late Thursday.
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