The Air Force may be backing off its plan to cut about 30 general officers as part of its overall effort to cut some 40,000 people by the end of Fiscal 2009. A service official said that Air Force leaders believe the service needs more star power in joint billets. There is no official word yet on just how many generals will be cut.
The Pentagon awarded a contract worth over $2 billion for the next batch of F-35 engines to Pratt & Whitney on June 5. The deal for Lot 17 F135 engines, totaling $2.02 billion, is expected to be completed by December 2025.