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US Air Force to cut $2 billion of investments in aircraft in FY2025

19th March 2024 - 14:43 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The F-35 multirole aircraft will be among the platforms to have reduced investments over the next fiscal year. (Photo: USAF)

The reduction will impact several procurements and improvement programmes involving airlift, combat, tactical and strategic aircraft, as well as helicopters.

The US Air Force (USAF) has planned to cut $2 billion of the investments in the acquisition of new platforms and modernisation efforts of in-service systems despite nearly half of the branch’s aircraft fleet having passed its design service life.

Announced on 11 March, the USAF’s $217.5 billion budget request for FY2025 earmarked $19.8 billion for aircraft procurement and upgrade efforts. For covering the same area in FY2024, the service proposed a $22 billion fund.

Performing the duties of under secretary of the USAF, Kristyn Jones claimed during a recent press conference that the budget request “sustains the modernisation

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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