What was funded includes 48 F-35s as per the schedule, another twelve F-15EX, the B-21, hypersonics and the ICBM replacement program, the T-7, Air Force One and continued funding for the NGAD.
Air Force makes reductions to B-1s, A-10s, Global Hawk drones and more in FY21 budget request
For the past several months, Air Force leaders have hyped the fiscal year 2021 budget as a pivotal one, where the service would be forced to make near-term and possibly contentious sacrifices to its existing posture in order to ramp up investments in technologies needed to counter Russia and China.
But the budget request the Air Force released on Feb. 10 seems a compromise between the service’s more radical force planning organizations in the Pentagon and the combatant commanders around the world, who fought back against making major cuts that could greatly impact readiness.
On the whole, the Air Force states that it will realign $4.1 billion in spending over the next five years, divesting some of its oldest aircraft and putting the savings toward future technologies like joint all domain command and control. In FY 21, it will begin retiring a portion of its B-1 bombers, A-10 Warthog attack planes, RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drones, KC-135 and KC-10 tankers and C-130H planes.
https://www.defensenews.com/smr/federal ... t-request/
I expected a couple of whole fleet retirements, specifically the B-1 and the KC-10 but I can see why the USAF is going to slowly reduce those fleets over the next few years instead of a hard retirement for all aircraft. I expect the KC-10s will be snapped up by Omega or another commercial refuelling operation.