balanced air force

balanced air force

The strength and composition of various elements of an air force in consonance with its overall mission, taking both the air and surface elements into consideration. A balanced force structure should provide for maximum flexibility, economy, and operational efficiency.
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This requires a balanced Air Force that modernizes its aging bomber and fighter fleet to be able to deal with advanced enemy air defenses and fighter jets, continues the building of new tankers to allow for extended sorties far from land bases, and the upkeep of our cargo planes.