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Heather Wilson, Dave Goldfein: US Ready to Demonstrate Readiness to Counter Adversary Threats

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U.S. Air Force officials noted that the nation is prepared to demonstrate space capabilities to adversaries to show readiness to react to threats, Defense News reported Wednesday. “That capability needs to be one that’s understood by your adversary. They need to know that there are certain things we can do, at least at some broad level,” said Air Force Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Heather Wilson during the recent Space Symposium in Colorado.

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Watchdog: Air Force May Spend $300M Per Jet for Next-Gen Fighter Fleet

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A new report by the Congressional Budget Office predicts the U.S. Air Force might spend nearly $300M per aircraft for a new fleet of next-generation air superiority jets, Defense News reported Saturday. The service plans to buy the new Penetrating Counter Air jets to replace its existing F-15C/Ds and F-22s. The CBO said each PCA would cost more than three times that of an average F-35A jet that currently costs nearly $94M. The report states the Air Force needs 414 PCAs to update its aircraft inventory.

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