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Tactical aircraft are a major component of U.S. military capability, and account for a significant portion of U.S. defense spending. In early 2009, the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps collectively had an inventory of about 3,500 tactical aircraft. Current efforts for modernizing U.S. tactical aircraft center on three aircraft acquisition programs--the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the Air Force F-22 fighter program, and the Navy F/A-18E/F strike fighter program. For discussions of issues relating specifically to these three programs, see CRS Reports RL30563, RL31673, and RL30624, respectively. Air Force officials in 2008 testimony projected an Air Force fighter shortfall of up to 800 aircraft by 2024. Navy officials have projected a Navy-Marine Corps strike fighter shortfall peaking at more than 100 aircraft, and possibly more than 200 aircraft, by about 2018. On May 18, 2009, the Air Force announced a combat air forces restructuring plan that would accelerate the retirement of 249 older Air Force tactical aircraft, including 112 F-15s, 134 F-16s, and three A-10s, so as to generate savings that can be applied to other Air Force program needs. A key issue for Congress regarding tactical aircraft is the overall affordability of DOD's plans for modernizing the ...

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Imprint: Bibliogov
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Richard O'Rourke
Creators: Congressional Research Service the Libr
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-293-25056-3
Barcode: 9781293250563
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LSN: 1-293-25056-2

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