29 Feb '16, 1pm

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Two US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and a B-2 Spirit bomber fly in formation over the Pacific Ocean on July 7, 2005. (Photo: US Air Force) 90 CONNECT TWEET 47 LINKEDIN 4 COMMENT EMAIL MORE ORLANDO, Fla. — As the Air Force looks to bring on next-generation fighter and bomber platforms, commanders are grappling with what this future technology means for the service’s legacy fleets. The Air Force has tried unsuccessfully to decommission the A-10 attack plane to make way for the F-35 joint strike fighter. Now, one top general says the service will need to retire one of its three existing bomber fleets in order to support the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), officially designated the B-21. It’s not just the Air Force’s limited resource pool, both in cash and in manpower, that’s driving this decision, commanders emphasized here during the Air Force Association’s air warfare sy...

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