Senior USAF general officers at an AFA Air & Space Conference panel discussion Wednesday were asked what they’d spend “one more dollar” on if they got a budget boost. Their answers ranged from new tankers now and more CV-22s at a faster pace to a modernized payload for nuclear-capable bombers and Reserve training money. On the other hand, two of the service’s senior uniformed officers said the question was wrong, because there simply are no additional dollars to be had. The responses—continue
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.