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Air Force Hopes to Shrink Inventory, but Congress Will Have Say

Sunday, September 18, 2016  
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Air Force Hopes to Shrink Inventory, but Congress Will Have Say
(Defense News) The US Air Force plans to shrink its total air asset inventory by 235 planes over the next five years, a net drop largely driven by standing down legacy fighter aircraft as the F-35 joint strike fighter comes online.An analysis by analytics firm Avascent of the Air Force’s most recent budget submission, which covers fiscal years 2017 through 2021, showed that the Air Force plans to divest 232 T-38 trainers, 166 A-10 Warthogs and 160 F-16s over the next five years, while adding 185 F-35s. 

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