View the Defense Market Intelligence Notes in PDF format. North America The U.S. Air Force must replace its aging F-15C Eagle fleet but will not compromise its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter buy, according to the service’s chief of staff. There are four fourth-generation aircraft that need to fly into the 2030s: the F-16, F-15E, A-10 and F-15C, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein says. “It’s old and getting older, and we’re getting to the point where the cost of ...


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