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US Air Force announced the withdrawal from service and decommissioning of more than 200 aircraft in 2022

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The US Air Force intends to decommission and decommission more than 2022 aircraft in the next fiscal year 200. The corresponding request has already been sent to the US Congress. This is reported by the specialized American publication AirForcemagazine.


According to the magazine, the US Air Force intends to write off 201 aircraft and buy only 91. This difference is intended to free up cash for the development of new technologies against the backdrop of confrontation with "high-tech" adversaries Russia and China.

According to the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin, getting rid of obsolete aircraft and systems will save $ 1,4 billion, which will be redirected to "other needs."

In total, the US Air Force is preparing for decommissioning: 42 A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft, 48 F-15C / D fighters, 47 F-16C / D, 18 KS-135 Stratotanker tanker aircraft, 14 KS-10 tanker aircraft, 8 military -transport C-130H Hercules, 4 combat control and target designation aircraft E-8 (JSTARS), 20 RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk drones. Whether these aircraft and UAVs are in active parts or in storage is not reported.

Instead of the decommissioned ones, it is planned to purchase in 2022: the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II fighters - 48 units, the HH-60W helicopter for special operations forces - 14, the KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft - 14, the latest F-15EX fighter - 12 and the aircraft SSO MC-130J Commando II - 3 units.

It is noted that the bulk of the decommissioned aircraft will be fighters / attack aircraft F-15, F-16 and A-10 - 137 units, while only 60 - 48 F-35 and 12 F-15EX will be purchased.
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  1. Avior
    Avior 1 June 2021 12: 59
    +6
    As the scope of application of guided high-precision ammunition and on-board reconnaissance and target designation systems, as well as UAVs, attack aircraft will gradually be washed out of the troops
    1. credo
      credo 1 June 2021 13: 05
      +1
      Quote: Avior
      As the scope of application of guided high-precision ammunition and on-board reconnaissance and target designation systems, as well as UAVs, attack aircraft will gradually be washed out of the troops

      Judging by the information, fighters will be put on the hook more than attack aircraft, and the number of decommissioned UAVs is only half the number of attack aircraft.
      Something is not beating in your statement. Maybe the purpose of this action is different?
      1. Avior
        Avior 1 June 2021 13: 11
        +2
        New attack aircraft are not replacing the decommissioned ones
        1. credo
          credo 1 June 2021 13: 15
          -1
          Quote: Avior
          New attack aircraft are not replacing the decommissioned ones

          This will not come in 2022, and what will happen next is not yet known
          1. Avior
            Avior 1 June 2021 13: 25
            0
            Wait and see
        2. novel66
          novel66 1 June 2021 13: 44
          0
          A-10 F-35 will not replace in any way, sorry for the "warthog" ..
          1. Avior
            Avior 1 June 2021 14: 20
            +5
            a-10 was transferred to high-precision weapons long ago, and the F-35 is better adapted to this
            And for other applications there will be uavs
            1. novel66
              novel66 1 June 2021 14: 33
              0
              GAU - 8 / a nothing replaces
              1. Avior
                Avior 1 June 2021 14: 37
                +4
                Will not replace
                But, it seems, it is not very necessary
                Effective, of course, but now it is more effective than a UAV with pinpoint strikes.
              2. oprovergatel
                oprovergatel 4 June 2021 17: 23
                0
                Well it is more like Yes.

                In general, the original idea was for that time: to take a cool cannon and build an airplane around it.
          2. Revolver
            Revolver 1 June 2021 22: 43
            0
            Quote: novel xnumx
            A-10 F-35 will not replace in any way, sorry for the "warthog" ..

            So after all, most likely not under pressure, but to a parking lot in the Arizona desert. And there it is warm, dry, and there are no pests - no rodents or insects, the only thing bad is direct sun 365 days a year, ultraviolet light kills the plexiglass of the lantern and the paintwork. But if necessary, they checked the systems, repainted, replaced the lantern and something else, refueled it, and into the sky. This has already been done with the B-52.
      2. aleks neym_2
        aleks neym_2 1 June 2021 14: 00
        -1
        The goal is one - to shake off any unnecessary trash to their wards under the guise of "humanitarian aid" under NATO standards - the sales and service market (which is very expensive) is provided: all sorts of small mongrels of the former Warsaw Pact are queuing up. The Union fed - one shouted and armed themselves at its expense - they stopped feeding, went around the world with an outstretched hand for which they yapped in favor of the giver ...
        1. RBLip
          RBLip 1 June 2021 14: 24
          0
          in one country 404 hetman made a rack ...
          1. Revolver
            Revolver 1 June 2021 22: 50
            0
            Quote: RBLip
            in one country 404 hetman made a rack ...

            Overseas chick half, yeah ruble millions of evergreens carriage repair and service. The planes are not new, but how it is with not a new car, especially not its own, but from the past owner, probably everyone here is aware of it. And Pan Ataman Ze has no gold reserves. request
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 1 June 2021 13: 41
      0
      What do you think, will they share the decommissioned planes with anyone or will they be sent to the storage in the desert?
      1. Avior
        Avior 1 June 2021 13: 43
        +1
        As far as I understand, there is such a practice for ships, for aviation, they do not transfer anything from storage. Or just talk about it less
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 1 June 2021 14: 41
          +2
          Quote: Avior
          aviation is not very much from storage that is transferred.

          They transfer whole and for spare parts. Recently, only the C-130 was handed over to Poland. Converted into unmanned sparing fighters. Store as a reserve. There is still a question that in storage there are mainly fighters with a zero resource.
          1. Avior
            Avior 1 June 2021 14: 56
            0
            Yes, I also remembered about Poland
            But this is not a very common practice, as I understand it.
      2. credo
        credo 1 June 2021 13: 49
        0
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        What do you think, will they share the decommissioned planes with anyone or will they be sent to the storage in the desert?

        In my opinion, the United States does not practice the supply of used aircraft from its territory to third countries. They more often "stimulate" the allies to transfer the American used, from the armies of the allies to third countries, while concluding contracts for new products from the United States.
        But already to third countries, knowing their "dead" budget, the United States "offers" its service for the restoration of used equipment for the corresponding money.

        So I assume that the decommissioned equipment will remain in storage in the United States.
      3. aleks neym_2
        aleks neym_2 1 June 2021 15: 27
        -3
        Of course, they will share and put on a financial stranglehold, so they will bark and jump on their hind legs by order, and they will count their ass to lick for happiness ...
    3. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 1 June 2021 14: 43
      +3
      Quote: Avior
      As the scope of application of guided high-precision ammunition and on-board reconnaissance and target designation systems, as well as UAVs, attack aircraft will gradually be washed out of the troops

      Yes. In 2023, a number of UAV development projects are coming to an end, and it is possible that they are being cleaned for them. Money will be freed up for them.
  2. Marachuh
    Marachuh 1 June 2021 12: 59
    0
    Yes, we know how they "cheat!" They will put it in the desert, and then they will sell it to any allies like Georgia and Ukraine. - "We are free of charge for you! Only repairs for 100500 yards of greenery can be done with us!"
  3. Oleg Olkha
    Oleg Olkha 1 June 2021 14: 18
    +1
    48 F-15 C / D could be interesting for Israel. The previous batch of double "D" was handed over free of charge, it was completely disassembled, the airframe elements, wiring were replaced, the engines were revised, their own "glass" cockpit, electronics, electronic warfare, etc. were installed. bringing the car to the level of the F-15Baz 2000, more acc. Israeli needs. And most of the F-15Cs of the US Air Force are now equipped with AN / APG-63 (V) 3, which is very expensive in itself ... The dilemma of decision-makers: -squadron, 25 units. F-15IA / IX for ~ $ 90 million (as for "friends" ...) or choose 25 units. "fresher" and bring to mind.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 1 June 2021 14: 40
    -1
    Well, let's be glad for the striped comrades. drinks
  5. isv000
    isv000 1 June 2021 14: 42
    0
    [quote The US Air Force intends to decommission and decommission more than 2022 aircraft in the next fiscal year 200.] [/ quote]
    In Ukraine, they stood on tiptoe and held their breath ... fellow
  6. Evil 55
    Evil 55 1 June 2021 14: 51
    -2
    It is quite possible that the "Jumpers" will also be given a present .. Sleeping Joe sleeps and sees how he becomes a Gauleiter of UKRALINA. And the pan-heads are already preparing airfields for Matrastani grandmothers in exchange for fertile Ukrainian fields ..
  7. Gust
    Gust 1 June 2021 15: 10
    0
    Here in Israel, comrades believe that no UAVs can completely replace manned aircraft in the foreseeable future. And being one of the world leaders in terms of UAVs, they still carry out many combat air operations in the traditional way (additional reconnaissance, ground attack, bombing). This is zhzhzhzh for a reason;))) I think it is worth listening and taking off your rose-colored glasses in relation to the UAV.
    1. Avior
      Avior 1 June 2021 16: 06
      0
      Can't completely
      Part of the functions will go to multipurpose fighters
  8. NF68
    NF68 1 June 2021 16: 01
    -1
    Or they will be handed over to Ukraine. Most importantly, it's free. There is still no money for other in / in Ukraine and it is unlikely that there will be 40-50 years.
  9. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 1 June 2021 17: 57
    +1
    137 combat sides are written off, and 60 new ones to replace them, a good ratio. Taking into account the hemorrhoids F - 35, it should be even better.
  10. Adimius38
    Adimius38 2 June 2021 07: 01
    -1
    junk write off nothing unusual. In any case, their economy allows, if you wish, to deliver 200 aircraft in one year, THE SAME F-35, based on the produced quantity, starting from the year of production, were produced in an approximate amount of 50 aircraft per year, can Russia repeat this in the production of the SU-57? I doubt it. If the USA adds the F-15EX here, they will easily reach 200 vehicles a year.