Posts Tagged ‘USAF’

New long-range strike aircraft still on Air Force’s radar

Otto Kreisher. Congress Daily, 16 September 2009.
http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0909/091609cdam1.htm

U.S. Air Dominance Eroding

Greg Grant. DoD Buzz, 15 September 2009.
http://www.dodbuzz.com/2009/09/15/u-s-air-dominance-eroding/

US Air Force sets up new command for nuclear forces

(AFP) – 06 August 2009.
http://defensealt.org/HHXuVj

Air Guard Needs Newer Aircraft, Director Says

Jon Soucy. American Forces Press Service, 29 July 2009.

Editor’s comment: The Project on Defense Alternatives has recommended that the USAF reduce its tactical combat fleet by two wing equivalents. This reduction would allow for a considerable number of tactical aircraft to move over the the Air National Guard thus improving its fleet age composition. If the Air Guard still needs to replace old F-16s in the period 2015-2025 it should do so by a staged buy of the latest block F-16 C/D. Transition to the Joint Strike Fighter could begin in the 2020s.

QDR to Recommend Dedicated COIN Air Wings

John Noonan. Weekly Standard blog, 26 July 2009.

Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Ronald O’Rourke. Congressional Research Service, 09 July 2009. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute server (printable .pdf file).

Airpower Trends 2010: The Future Is Closer Than You Think

John D. Jogerst. Air & Space Power Journal, Summer 2009

The Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare: The Need for Strategy

Colin S. Gray. Air Force Doctrine Development and Education Center, December 2007.
http://defensealt.org/HLacBn