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Gen. Stephen Wilson: Air Force Seeks Budget Stability to Modernize Nuclear Triad

Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said the military service’s leaders believe the branch must have funding stability to provide airmen with equipment needed to modernize the nuclear triad. He discussed the service branch’s plans to boost the nuclear triad’s flexibility, responsiveness, survivability and visibility at a Mitchell …

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Air Force Would Defer A-10, U-2 Retirement Plans Under Trump Budget

A fiscal 2018 spending plan released by the Trump administration does not provide  retirement dates for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft fleets, Defense News reported Tuesday. Defense News obtained budget documents that say the Air Force plans to allocate money for its fleet of 283 A-10s; extend the service of U-2 …

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Darlene Costello: White House ‘Not Likely’ to Trim Air Force One Replacement Specs

Darlene Costello, acting U.S. Air Force acquisition chief, has said the White House is not likely to lessen requirements for the next presidential aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Costello told reporters during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium that the service branch and the White House’s military office could finalize …

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James Mattis Calls for Reviews of F-35, Presidential Aircraft Replacement Programs

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called for separate assessments of Boeing’s Air Force One aircraft replacement program and the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft after President Donald Trump raised concerns about the programs’ costs, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the Defense Department, said in a statement the …

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Air Force Starts Process to Replace Air Force One

The U.S. Air Force has begun the process of seeking aircraft makers to replace the current Air Force One that has been in operation for more than 20 years, Military Times reported Monday. Brian Everstine writes the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s sources sought synopsis, released Sept. 9, says the service …

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