According to its just released vision statement (see above), the Air Force plans to create a new “cyber command” to expand upon the service’s leading role in cyberspace. We quote: “The Air Force will stand up a “cyber command” to lead its airmen to victory on the digital battlefield. This new command will have offensive capabilities and deliberate target sets, and will be at the vanguard of protecting the nation from an electronic “Pearl Harbor.”
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.