Sequester would hit F-35, tanker deal and flying time

02/7/2013 | Reuters

If sequestration goes through, the Air Force will have to reduce flying hours, delay production of a new drone, cut the number of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet it buys and throw into question a $52 billion Boeing tanker contract. That's the message the Air Force sent to Congress during a presentation Wednesday, and it's a message likely to be followed by similar warnings from other service branches. All are telling lawmakers this week about how they will deal with the sequestration cuts if they take place.

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