The chief of staff of the US Air Force says that by 2035 the US Air Force will face a catastrophe because the number of Chinese Air Force fighters will exceed it.
According to official US military statistics, for example, the Chinese Air Force has been equipped with five new fighters in the last 10 years, including the J-10, J-16, J-20, J-31 and Sukhoi-35, while the US Air Force has only It has two new fighters, the F-35 Lightning 2 and the F-15EX Super.
"The average age of a fighter in the US Air Force is between 27 and 37 years, a bomber from 19 to 39 years and a transport aircraft from 25 to 87 years. The average age of Chinese aircraft is unknown and may be," the magazine said. Less than half of this.
General Brown believes that the US Air Force should not be afraid to remove old aircraft and gradually replace them with new ones, thus temporarily reducing the total number of fighter jets. "I would rather have a smaller force that can fight, than a larger force that is empty," he said.