Eric Fanning: Air Force to Get Needed F-35, Tanker Program Funds

Eric Fanning
Eric Fanning

Acting Air Force Eric Fanning expects the branch to get the required funding for the F-35 and aerial-tanker programs for next fiscal year, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Doug Cameron writes Fanning did not disclose the Air Force’s plans regarding its share of 1,700 F-35 jets the military has ordered from Lockheed Martin.

Fanning told reporters at the 2013 Air & Space Conference in National Harbor, Md. his office is considering cutting an entire aircraft fleet for fiscal year 2015, the Journal reports.

Each service branch received a 10 percent budget cut when sequestration took effect in March, according to the Journal.

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