U.S. Air Force will retire 254 fighter pilot transfer, 4000
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ranked in the world, but now is facing the biggest change in decades. U.S. media reported on the 6th, according to the latest U.S. military plans, the focus of future development of the Air Force turned to intelligence gathering operations from the air, unconventional warfare and other fields.
United States, “Air Force Times” magazine, has been a U.S. Air Force fighter core, but announced late last month, according to Air Force Future development plan, the Air Force will pay more attention to intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance, unconventional warfare response, special operations, and related nuclear activities.
according to plan, U.S. 254 will be gradually retired fighters, about 4,000 pilots will be transferred to intelligence collection and analysis, aircraft maintenance and other jobs, or add special operations forces.
As of last year, more than 5,000 aircraft in service with the U.S. Air Force aircraft, nearly 20,000 pilots. Reported that the new plan will affect about 600 aircraft the Air Force and tens of thousands of pilots, pilots need to convert some of them where the base, others need training to adapt to new jobs.
caught along with dozens of U.S. Air Force Base, which is located in Utah’s Hill Air Force Base by the most obvious. The base will lose 700 pilots, representing 13% of the number of bases in the pilot, it will also lose 24 F-16 fighter.
Louisiana Barksdale Air Force Base is expected to become the big winners of change, it is because of the nuclear war preparations occupy an important position in April this year as the U.S. Global Strike Command Station. According to the plan, the base will increase by nearly 750 pilots. Responsible for special operations and reconnaissance missions to monitor the air base will also increase staffing.
the future of the U.S. Air Force intelligence gathering is an important focus, it now is creating a new view of intelligence gathering systems to the battlefield quickly and efficiently obtain information and timely feedback to ground it. This will be dedicated to the Air Force intelligence analyst added 2500 jobs.
U.S. Air Force, the new system will be installed on unmanned aircraft that can get about 6.5 square kilometers within the view, and from 12 different angles while filming the screen, while the U.S. current-free surveillance system can take only a human point of view of the screen, and a smaller range.
this new system called “Gorgon public gaze.” Gorgon workers are female demon in Greek mythology, who can look into the stone. The new system can work day and night. U.S. military wants to use it can be to track the enemy undetected.
戴维德普图拉 Air Force deputy chief of staff, said the new system will run in trial early next year, because of its great amount of data sent back, the Air Force needs a large amount of analysts. Expected to add 2,500 analysts from other departments, the Air Force mobilized.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has previously requested a substantial increase in UAV reconnaissance activities in Afghanistan, U.S. and allied forces for the Zhu’a provide important information.
the Air Force’s transformation plan encountered opposition in Congress, in part because members do not want to see the work, and aircraft from where they are transferred out of state.
House Armed Services Committee passed a motion requiring the Air Force did not provide sufficient grounds to former Members shall implement the new plan. Senate to support the reform program of the Air Force.
Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop expressed concern on the Hill Air Force Base. He said: “In the absence of a replacement can be used with, we should never take a plane.”
U.S. think tank Heritage Foundation, is also opposed to security experts 麦肯齐伊格伦The plan, she believes that some of the fighters retire without adequate replacement purchase, which would undermine U.S. air superiority. She wants Congress to stop plans to implement. (Car loud)