Air Force Planes Show Signs of Deterioration

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    by Bronson Stocking

    “Geriatric” and “Decrepit” are terms used to describe America’s aging Air Force. An alarming number of planes are nearly a half-century old, have been rendered obsolete, have far surpassed their original service hours, and are continuing to show signs of deterioration.

    F-15s were first introduced in 1972 and, at the time, had a service life of about 4,000 hours. Since then, the service life of these planes has doubled, and with scheduled defense cuts looming, there is already talk about extending them further.

    Dave Deptula, a retired three-star general, shared his insights and concerns in a recent video produced by The Heritage Foundation.

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    Bring them all back inside the Nations borders, lower the mission rate and watch them last longer.

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