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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2895 times:

After the Scandal @ Boeing with the tankers, the fast development of the F-35a/b/c, and the final checks and troubleshooting for the F/A 22 Raptor, what is your opinion on what will the USAF's 'fleet' will be? Will the B-52 program be relaunched for a replacement? Will there be another stealth bomber?...

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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5515 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Here's what I see the frontline fighter/bomber/cargo aircraft of USAF being in 6 years


I highly doubt we'll see another bomber program after the drawdown recommended for the bomber force in the last QDR and we'll more than likely see a re-engine program for the B-52s so that their service lives will be extended until at least the Twenties.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30174 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

The B-52's are supposed to last untill the 40's with their current engines.

F-35's might be in production by then, but I doubt squadron service.

F-22's might have one or two squadrons formed by them.

The Air Force Brass may again be pushing for the premature retirement of the A-10.

2010 is not that far off, so don't expect a lot of changes.

User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Some Global Hawks...

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User currently offlineCadmus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Will the AL-1A Airborne Laser platform be in squadron service by 2010?


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