The Air Force is modernizing to meet new threats and technical demands. According to the Acting Secretary of the The Air Force, the service is more ready and more capable than ever before and is adapting to meet new threats and technical demands.
Acting Air Force Secretary Matthew P. Donovan spoke at the Air Space and Cyber Conference this week saying, “Today looks a lot different than it has over the last quarter century since the end of the Cold War. We are operating in the most competitive international security environment in generations."
The Air Force, Donovan said, is making progress even as it copes with new threats and shifting geopolitics. The Air Force is, “digging out of the readiness hole,” while also embracing the creation of the Space Force as a new and separate branch of the U.S. military.
Donovan also formally unveiled the name and tail design of the Air Force’s newest trainer, the T-7A Red Hawk.
The plane honors the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by carrying a red tail.