operating costs are too high for F-35, no way they can afford to operate the 1,700 planned planes, (They have been lying about sustainment costs) there is talk now of buying new F-16s or coming up with a new clean sheet fighterThe Air Force originally planned to retire its F-16s in 2025, but budget constraints and the slow delivery of its intended replacement, the F-35, forced the service to initiate a Service Life Extension Program for its F-16s, enabling the fighters to fly until at least 2048.
The F-16 first flew 47 years ago, and the Air Force may keep it flying decades longer due to problems with the F-35The Air Force planned to retire its F-16s in 2025, but budget constraints and delays with the F-35 mean the F-16 may fly until at least 2048.www.businessinsider.com
been busy, trying to cut down on my internet usage, was spending way too much time on it. Had been stopping in and taking a look every once in while. Good to be back.Why haven't I seen you in a while?