USAF May Make Big Acquisition Change For Next Fighter

Depot for the F-35A at Hill AFB
A maintenance officer briefs F-35 pilots at Hill AFB, Utah, where the U.S. Air Force operates a maintenance depot. But a pending internal analysis indicates the next fighter aircraft will not need a heavy maintenance cycle.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
In the two-day span of July 13-14, the U.S. Air Force signed an order for new Boeing F-15s for the first time in 19 years and revealed the results of an internal analysis that points to adopting a dramatic change in acquisition strategy for the next generation of fighter jets. USAF Digital Century...

USAF May Make Big Acquisition Change For Next Fighter is available to both Aviation Week & Space Technology and AWIN subscribers.

Subscribe now to read this content, plus receive critical analysis into emerging trends, technological advancements, operational best practices and continuous updates to policy, requirements and budgets.

Already a subscriber to AW&ST or AWIN? Log in with your existing email and password.