Air Force Chief Scientist Richard Joseph visits Travis AFB, Calif., July 12, 2018. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese.
Ensuring the Common Defense: The Case for Fifth Generation Airpower
The United States Air Force today is operating a fighter aircraft inventory on the brink of disaster. These fighters, most designed at the conclusion of the Vietnam War and produced in the 1980s, are increasingly ill-suited to meet future threats. Worse, aircraft like the F-15C Eagle face structural integrity limits that will see this fighter retired by the early 2020s. An immediate change in policy and resourcing is required to restore vital U.S. military fighter aircraft capability and capacity.
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