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Air Force to Retire Many Older Aircraft—Free Up Funding for Development of Newer Equipment


    The USAF proposed a five-year plan to make significant cuts in fighter and bomber aircraft, as well as other aircraft systems, to free up funding to develop and produce newer, modern aircraft capable of countering emerging threats in Russia and China. 

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    Posted by Jeffrey Richmond
    Mr. Richmond recently retired from the Aerospace industry as a technical writer and continues to write and research on a variety of topics including aviation and aerospace business. He spent a tour of duty as a pilot and instructor in the US Air Force, flew for a regional airline, and taught at two aviation universities. Jeff and his wife Peggy live in the country between Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee.