Retirement of 300 Fighter Jets Would Leave USAF with Only 129 F-15CS

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Newly revealed plans to retire more than 300 F-15 and F-16 jets in fiscal year 2010 would leave the Air Force with signficantly fewer of its No. 2 combat air fighter, nearly 60 less than the service intended to fly until the mid-2020s, reports Inside the Air Force.

The scrapping of 137 F-15s would leave the Air Force with only 129 F-15C fighter jets, according to an internal service document obtained by InsideDefense.com. Officials have long said the Air Force would augment its fifth-generation F-22A fleet with 187 F-15Cs, dubbed “Golden Eagles.”

Earlier this week, InsideDefense.com reported that the Air Force is planning a dramatic 18-percent cut to its F-15 and F-16 fighter jet fleet in fiscal year 2010 in an attempt to find $3.4 billion to bolster other combat aircraft programs, munitions inventories, ISR and manpower efforts.

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One Response to “Retirement of 300 Fighter Jets Would Leave USAF with Only 129 F-15CS”

  1. f-15 lover Says:

    the f-15 will not be retired until 2024 do to not as many f-22 that tthe airforce were to get so dont be worried f-15 lovers

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