The Air Force is looking for something new to replace its aging Paveway IV and its aging B-52 bombers.
The Air National Guard wants to upgrade its aging M1A2 Bradley aircraft and upgrade the Air Force’s Paveways II and III aircraft.
The Army wants to overhaul its aging F-35A and F-22 aircraft.
The Army is seeking a replacement for the Pave-A-Paveway.
That would be the B-1, which is retired and was only able to fly in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2012.
The B-2A, a new bomber that has been flying in the Pacific since 2013, is not expected to be available for some time, but the Army is still trying to decide whether to buy another B-4 bomber or two, said Lt.
Col. Matthew Broussard, an Air Force spokesman.
The Air Force would buy a total of three B-51 Super Tucano bombers and two B-29 Super Tucanos, with the B61 Super Tucana to replace the B51.
The C-130 Hercules will be used as a tanker aircraft.
Air Force officials told The Washington Post that they were looking for an aircraft that could carry a single cargo and carry a large payload, but not a cargo that could transport more than 10,000 pounds of cargo.
The plane would have to be smaller than the Boeing 707, but larger than the F-15 Eagle and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and would be able to carry heavier weapons.
A Paveeway IIB-1B and a Paveeways IIBB-2BA.
The B-21 is a heavier-than-air plane that can carry bombs, missiles, or a mixture of both.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a ground attack aircraft that can fly at high altitudes.
The A-20, the newest version of the plane that first flew in 1964, can carry the Air Combat Command’s B-61B tactical nuclear bomb, or B-11s, which are designed to take out tanks, ground-attack aircraft, and small drones.
A-12s can carry missiles.
The Pavewise III, a twin-engine turboprop fighter that is the only one in the Army’s inventory.
The F-16C/D, a two-seat, four-engine fighter that can deliver precision-guided munitions, is another plane that the Air National Guards has looked into.
The Joint Tactical Fighter program is a branch of the Air Forces Research, Development, and Engineering Command that is responsible for the development of stealthy fighter jets, such as the F/22 Raptor, the F135 Tomcat, and the F18 Tomcat.