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Plans unchanged: US Air Force wants to increase its strength by 24 percent

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Building on previous research, the US Air Force wants to increase its strength by 24 percent. The US Air Force will grow stronger as the threat from a large and powerful adversary persists.


American expert Chris Osborne writes about this in an article published by The National Interest.

Not only can modern military operations be fraught with space, electronic and cyber threats, it also has to be borne in mind that potential adversaries of the United States are now armed with fifth-generation fighters and even hypersonic missiles.

And now the American air force wants to have a much larger number of bombers, fighters, tanker aircraft and drones, as the tasks for them are even greater than before.

Plans unchanged: US Air Force wants to increase its strength by 24 percent

The study, according to which the US Air Force needs to increase its size by 24 percent to successfully implement the National Defense Strategy, increasing the number of squadrons to 386, was carried out on the instructions of the Congress several years ago. And although the situation changes over time, this conclusion, Osborne writes, continues to be relevant. He also states, citing the opinion of Joseph Gastello, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Operations, that the need for Air Force protection of facilities within the United States itself has increased.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 May 2021 18: 07
    -6
    Raise the salaries of the US Air Force pilots, otherwise they will flee to civilian life! They pay more and you will be happy. And so only balls!
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 17 May 2021 18: 16
      +1
      All the power of the United States rests on the fact that drawing paper is given out to the whole world for money.
      It is necessary to give up the dollar.
      To start with yourself - do not buy dollars.
      The dollar collapses - the US economy collapses. And then they will have no time to "inflict democracy."
      Before it's too late.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 17 May 2021 18: 21
        +9
        While the dollar was collapsing, the USSR collapsed.
        1. hrych
          hrych 17 May 2021 18: 46
          0
          Quote: Pereira
          While the dollar was collapsing, the USSR collapsed.

          Russia did not collapse. As if the Russian Empire disappeared without a trace. This is how Stalin, Kurchatov, Korolev, Zhukov and others were born in Ingushetia. Putin, Gerasimov and Deripaska wassat were born in the RSFSR. Now here is the Russian Federation. Well, the regime has changed, but the people are the same, the millennial Russia is the same. Well, the allied territories joined, fell off, joined again. Now the Crimea has returned. And the United States appeared when Russia was already old. The scientific Russian school was not interrupted. Even legally in the UN, the Russian Federation is the legal successor of the USSR. In the United States, regimes have also changed, there were slave traders, then there are capitalists, now there is some kind of LGBT regime that is turning into BLM. Russia will outlive both the dollar and the United States. Maybe it will contribute to this.
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 17 May 2021 19: 29
            +2
            This is all sophistry. The USSR seemed to be eternal. If something happened, Russia would be pulled apart instantly.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 17 May 2021 19: 39
              -4
              Had what happened to the United States and Israel will not become quite fast. To my great regret. It will scatter itself.
              The main thing that happened to the United States over the past 20 years is that they have lost their attractiveness in the eyes of both their own citizens and the world around them.
              Previously, people fled to the States, and now slowly, but they are starting to flee from the States. The smart ones run first.
              Europe still pretends that they are allies of the United States and all that, but this is for the time being. hi
              1. Shurik70
                Shurik70 17 May 2021 21: 18
                -2
                The USSR collapsed because it pulled with the collapse of the dollar
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 17 May 2021 21: 20
                  -1
                  The USSR collapsed because it pulled with the collapse of the dollar
                  laughing
                  Don't you remember what kind of relations the USSR had with the PRC?
                  This is GDP, we can say thank you that now they have no official claims to us and our cooperation is gradually developing.
                  China is now our main helper in de-dollarization.
            2. hrych
              hrych 17 May 2021 19: 46
              -1
              And the dollar is a type of dialectic? There are no prerequisites. Russia is a mono-ethnic state. More than 80% is a state-forming nation. The USSR was taken to the national republics because of the disgusting nationality policy of the Bolsheviks, where they fiercely fought against Russian national identity, and the Nazis of other nationalities were encouraged. And now it is burping, but these Nazis have no strength. Ichkeria was demonstratively destroyed, and New Russia actually stood there in the fire and blood of the Caucasian wars. And there, like a special relationship to Ramzan, firstly, temporarily and the post-war situation, when a stake is placed on the local prince. The Russians have shown that they are capable of fighting and rumors of the end of Russia are greatly exaggerated. Here, we are winning the nuclear missile arms race. With God's help and on the groundwork of the USSR. Advanced technologies did not fall from the Moon, but evolved. A typical example from Ukraine. It seems that she got the aviation industry, and the space industry, and shipbuilding, and engine building, but for some reason oats are not in the horse. Dearie was not enough.
              1. Alex777
                Alex777 17 May 2021 21: 35
                0
                It seems that she got the aviation industry, and the space industry, and shipbuilding, and engine building, but for some reason oats were not in the horse.

                Not in the "darling" business. They have Ukraine, this is not Russia.
                Under this flag ukrooligarchs have lost everything. hi
      2. xorek
        xorek 17 May 2021 18: 29
        -3
        Quote: Shurik70
        All the power of the United States rests on the fact that drawing paper is given out to the whole world for money.
        It is necessary to give up the dollar.
        To start with yourself - do not buy dollars.
        The dollar collapses - the US economy collapses. And then they will have no time to "inflict democracy."
        Before it's too late.

        Well, work is being done in this direction and for a long time, together with China .. But not everything is as simple as it seems to give up the dollar .. Too much is tied to it, although many understand that the dollar is like a bubble to burst at any moment maybe.
        Russia, like China, has accumulated gold reserves, just in case, but they are not particularly advertised.
        And according to the article ..
        US Air Force wants to increase its strength by 24 percent

        Russia needs to double its air defense and missile defense and not only near Moscow ... I think so, in which case Moscow will not be touched especially, they will go further to the Urals .. There has always been a ridge of Russia! We will, of course, fight back, but the losses (all over) can be big .. That's what you guys think.
        P, S. A Moscow, etc. it won't last long without the Urals and Siberia ..! soldier
      3. Rageee
        Rageee 17 May 2021 19: 38
        +5
        Well, Russia also has its own drawn paper, but no one in the world wants to take it, but they are ready to kill for a dollar anywhere in the world)) why is that? After all, it's not just the Yankees who have a printing press ...
        and so no less role in the power of the United States is played by their TECHNOLOGICAL superiority. Today, almost every inhabitant of the planet uses the technologies and benefits created by the United States, compare this with the same Russia, which is simply unable to produce high-tech products with high added value.
      4. Alex777
        Alex777 17 May 2021 19: 51
        -5
        All the power of the United States rests on the fact that drawing paper is given out to the whole world for money.
        It is necessary to give up the dollar.

        All the problems of Iran and the United States were that Iran refused to sell oil for dollars, but began to sell for euros.
        Trump destroyed the JCPOA in revenge, imposed sanctions, and even killed Suleimani for this very reason.
        It's so hard to give up the dollar.
        All accusations against Russia that it is destroying a "world built on rules" (on $) have the same reason.
        And therefore, there is no reconciliation between the Democrats and China. hi
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 17 May 2021 18: 23
      -3
      Tralflot hi -Passenger Boeings to urgently mobilize, apply camouflage, and be considered super-heavy attack aircraft lol
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 17 May 2021 18: 29
        -4
        And learn from the Japanese, and learn the Banzai cry! Unfortunately I do not know how to post childhood shots on VO. drinks
      2. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 17 May 2021 19: 15
        -2
        Yeah. make remote control and consider disposable UAVs
    3. KeithRichards
      KeithRichards 17 May 2021 18: 28
      +5
      The starting salary of an Air Force pilot (4 years of service including the academy) in the rank of First Lieutenant (these are the ones that are produced at the Air Force academy) a little more than $ 5 thousand a month, the base rate + housing allowance, depending on the area (maybe $ 5 thousand and more and below). Plus, there are also different surcharges for food, clothing, etc. Similarly, for the pilots of the Navy, only there they will also pay for deployment, for what aircraft carrier is without deployment? This is significantly more than if you google the average salary on indeed.com
      Where are they running to civilian life there? To China or Asia if only? There are no gigantic civil aviation salaries in the United States.
      The crew commanders are already getting good money. But they will not put a newcomer in command, and an Air Force pilot with more experience (seniority) and rank has a base rate plus other buns, this will be the same.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 17 May 2021 22: 13
        -1
        The fact that the pilots of the ILC were scattering was announced by the official representatives. Probably they didn’t know that they have such high salaries for the ILC?))) I don’t know what salaries mattress makers have in the private sector - I don’t have any acquaintances there. But, in the Bandera UIA (Kalomoisha, who never paid anyone an extra penny in his life), the base salary of a young co-pilot is $ 3000 + "flight" + travel allowances from 30 to 60 euros, depending on the country where to fly. In total, about $ 4000, so this is Banderland. I don't think there are fewer mattress covers, not to mention safety)))
    4. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 17 May 2021 21: 59
      -2
      So in civilian life, not only the salary is higher, but also the risk is less - they will not be driven to some Afghanistan or Iraq))))
    5. Alexey from Perm
      Alexey from Perm 18 May 2021 05: 55
      +1
      not confused with another country?
    6. NF68
      NF68 18 May 2021 15: 54
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Raise the salaries of the US Air Force pilots, otherwise they will flee to civilian life! They pay more and you will be happy. And so only balls!


      In civilian airlines, the situation due to the coronavirus has led to the fact that they are already getting rid of their own flyers and other personnel. So the military has nothing to catch here.
  2. credo
    credo 17 May 2021 18: 08
    +1
    Building on previous research, the US Air Force wants to increase its strength by 24 percent. The US Air Force will grow stronger as the threat from a large and powerful adversary persists.
    Yeah.
    If no one can overwhelm the United States from the pedestal he created - "Defender of the World", then sooner or later this self-proclaimed defender will turn the whole world into his protectorate.
    1. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 17 May 2021 18: 24
      0
      Isn't that so yet?
  3. Popandos
    Popandos 17 May 2021 18: 15
    -1
    I would advise to bring up to 100%, so that the entire population is in uniform. Can you imagine how easy it will be to hold elections fellow
    1. KeithRichards
      KeithRichards 17 May 2021 18: 58
      +2
      You shouldn't be sneering. Their armed forces have long been reoriented from foot operations to air operations.
      Nobody needs that many foot soldiers anymore.
      It started back at the end of the 35s, and they systematically reduced, for example, the age limit for registration in the ILC, incl. reducing its numbers. Stricter contract conditions, more professional infantry. Who needs an ordinary 27-year-old grandfather in the infantry "elite"? It is no longer possible to sign a contract after XNUMX years, only to prolong it, so the old ones are not transferred to the KMP from other branches of the military, access to migrants there is also practically closed, unless they were lucky enough to get a green card when they were young. Well, you just can't get there from the street if you're old. Even tank companies are slowly being withdrawn from there, because there is no longer any point, according to their directive, for the expeditionary infantry to go head-on with tank armies, only to hold the terrain, the task that the Army is solving, and not the ILC.
      But the Air Force is the opposite. Drones, UAVs, equipment. The Air Force itself now keeps and trains programmers on its staff, while other troops have it in civilian service. Therefore, an increase in the staff of the Air Force. The Air Force is not equal to the pilot, there are sooo many technical personnel.
      It's just that the priorities have changed, this does not mean that the numbers are increasing in all the armed forces. Somewhere and cut
      1. Popandos
        Popandos 17 May 2021 20: 23
        -3
        Uv.Richards, the organization of the Air Force among the striped ones can be beyond praise, in the 41st of the last century we already encountered the German order, you can get acquainted with the results in the encyclopedias of different publishers. hi
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 May 2021 18: 20
    -5
    The last name Gastello went to the wrong one, shames her Yankees! am
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 May 2021 18: 34
    -4
    Yes, even if they increase it by 300 percent, let it build 9000 f35, the machine will burn out faster. ...
  6. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 18 May 2021 03: 49
    -1
    - "The US Air Force will grow stronger, since the threat from a large and strong enemy remains" - they just stopped being afraid, an understanding of your "crap" comes !!!.
  7. A.TOR
    A.TOR 18 May 2021 12: 28
    -3
    opinion of Joseph Gastello, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Operations

    seems to have survived the ramming