USAF Needs 200 New Aircraft Yearly, Says CoS

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The US Air Force’s aircraft have been flying, on average, for 24 years, representing the oldest fleet in the service’s 61-year history. This leads to degraded performance, increased accident risk, and huge increases in maintenance costs — money which would be better spent on new equipment and ordnance.

USAF needs to procure 200 new aircraft every year in order to rejuvenate its fleet, says General Norton Schwartz, the new Air Force Chief of Staff. This is almost twice as many planes as USAF currently buys.

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