The Air Force is resolute about not buying any more generation 4.5 fighters and remains focused instead on ramping up production of its F-35A stealth fighter quickly to 80 or more airframes per year, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., June 11, 2009. Here, AA-1, the first F-35A test aircraft F-35 taxis down the flight line at Eglin AFB, Fla., during its visit to the base, April 23, 2009.
Air Force photo by SrA. Julianne Showalter
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