Senate Armed Services Committee ranking minority member, Sen. Carl Levin, wants to see the data that led the Air Force to its decision to retire 38 B-52 bombers. He asked Gen. Michael Moseley whether the Air Force had done “a cost benefit or other analysis” before making the decision to “significantly reduce the B-52 fleet?” Levin requested a copy, if it exists, for the committee. To which, the Chief of Staff replied, “Absolutely, sir.”
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.