The Air Force definitely has cast aside all pursuit of a B-52 standoff jammer, and instead is working on an airborne electronic attack stand-in capability, Air Staff requirements director Maj. Gen. David Scott said Tuesday during an Association of Old Crows symposium in Washington. After his speech, he also told the Daily Report that USAF would like to fly on the Navy’s EA-18G Growler escort jamming aircraft. Scott said he’d like to see a continuation of the arrangement wherein USAF crew flew on Navy EA-6B Prowlers. The arrangement was set to expire with the retirement of the Prowler. 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.