Aviation Week is now running an article that outlines the Air Force's plan to reduce its forces. The cuts include:
- 123 Fighters (102 A-10s and 21 older F-16s)
- 133 Airlifters
- 11 RC-26 Metroliners
- 18 RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30s (as previously reported)
- 9,900 Personnel (5,100 ANG, 3,900 AD, and 900 Reserves)
- Additional cuts to state-level funding through manpower or equipment changes
I don't have a commentary on this now, but refer to my last post for my thoughts on cutting the A-10 capabilities.