Fri, 5 August 2016
After years of planning for major milestones such as declaring the F-35A ready for combat, the U.S. Air Force is finally realizing a few of its dreams. In addition to moving past the fighter’s development, the service is also looking ahead to developing a new set of aircraft and weapons that will define its future. In the last two weeks, the Air Force has inched forward a its plans to develop a new training aircraft and started competitions to replace the Minuteman ICBM and its nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile. Pentagon Editor Lara Seligman and Defense Editor James Drew provide the details.