I was just in Atlanta and I was told that a new jet fighter is being built at an air force base there.
A source with knowledge of the matter said the jet would be a Boeing F-35B Lightning II.
The source said the project is “a high-priority” for the air force.
The air force has been working on its own F-22 Raptor for more than a decade.
Its last aircraft was built in 2004, and its last jet fighter was delivered in 2006.
I’m told the F-16, the plane that is being retired this year, is being phased out, replaced with the F.35.
The F-17, which is being converted into a strike jet, is not getting a new fighter.
It is being replaced by a Boeing 757.
The U.N. Security Council will be voting to approve a resolution in December that would lift the ban on production of new fighter jets, but it is unlikely to be approved.
The Pentagon is in the process of purchasing 30 F-18s and a dozen more F-15s, but I am told the air service will not be able to buy them for the foreseeable future.
It may be a while before the F/A-18 fleet is fully up and running, I’m hearing.
Sources say there are several F-X aircraft on the way to the Pentagon, but none will be fully operational.
The new jet is being developed by Lockheed Martin and the Air Force is expected to buy it from the end of this year.
I can’t say if the F1-era jet is in production, but the plane has a history of problems, and the new fighter is expected not to have many major problems.
I don’t expect any major problems with the plane in the first half of 2018.
It could be a year before we see the jet fly, but in 2019 we will see the first jets begin flying.