The US wanted an all F35 fleet but can’t afford it so they’ll settle for a hi-lo mix, much like with the F22. They’ve already placed orders for the F15EX to replace older F15s and is considering ordering new F16s.F35 fighter has failed
An interesting read if you ignore the sensationalism in the article's title. The article talks about starting afresh with a clean sheet design. Surely the project is too far along to start messing around with order numbers and looking at new projects? Although is there an opportunity for the US to get on board with Tempest and bring their bigger budgets to help with development?
Boeing lands the first order of the F-15EX
US Air Force Considers F-16 Order 16 Years After Last Delivery