Retired US Air Force pilots criticise potential fourth-generation aircraft buy
March , 2019 - by Pat Host for Jane's Defence Weekly
- A pair of retired USAF pilots criticised the service's potential four-generation aircraft purchase as not conforming with the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy
- They said these aircraft would only be effective for the next 10 years
A pair of retired US Air Force (USAF) pilots on 6 March criticised the service's potential buy of fourth-generation aircraft, saying it does not conform with the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy (NDS).
JV Venable, senior research fellow for defence policy at the Heritage Foundation, said that any fourth-generation platform such as a variant of the Boeing F-15 Eagle would be in service for 30–35 years, but it...