If congressionally mandated budget cuts continue as planned for the course of the decade, the U.S. Air Force will have to cut nearly half of its planned modernization programs, the Air Force chief of staff told reporters Nov. 13. Gen. Mark Welsh has outlined his top priorities for modernization: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Long Range Strike Bomber and the KC-46 tanker and its successor. He has also identified a number of other programs that are high priorities, including ...

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