It's time to retire the US Air Force's 'white elephants' 

Due to potential electoral worries about job losses, the Congress blocked proposals to divest numerous legacy aircraft,  

including the A-10, F-22, and the F-15 C/Ds and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C).

The Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter and development of hypersonic ...

...missiles are two projects that the USAF plans to fund with the billions of dollars saved in maintenance. 

In addition, Kendall mentioned "electronic warfare, battle management systems,  

and cyber capabilities" to emphasize that other systems are required in the event that China or Russia or other peer enemies engage in combat. 

According to Kendall, the Congress' permission in December 2022 to retire 21 ...

...of its A-10s might pave the way for the decommissioning of 33 of its oldest F-22 Block 30 Raptors. 

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