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Department of Defense

Fighter Drag Redux

Community Member kudos icon + Community member
When squadrons deploy, they take their own jets on a long journey to the fight and the returning squadrons makes a lengthy return trip bringing back their aircraft. As many airframes are being pushed passed their planned service life why do we not keep them in place and merely ship the crews and maintainers. This would save fuel, downtime for repairs, reduce wear and tear on already aging airframes and reduce the time... more »