Air Force May Face Cuts to Fighters and Bombers

Posted March 19, 2014 at 5:00am

“The Air Force would be forced to make heavy cuts to its fighters and bombers if Congress rejects plans to retire the A-10 without providing additional funding,” Defense News reports.  

“The administration’s plan to cut the entire A-10 fleet, including infrastructure and depots, would save the Air Force $3.7 billion, plus another $500 million in cost avoidance, said Maj. Gen. James Jones, the deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements.”  

“The Air Force could save the same amount by eliminating the entire B-1B Lancer fleet or about 350 F-16s.”