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Pentagon Envisions New Air Force One Jet, Marine One Helicopters

The president of the United States may get a new Air Force One jetliner -- that is, whoever’s president after the 2020 elections.

The Pentagon started a program yesterday to develop and buy replacement presidential aircraft for use a decade from now. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Frank Kendall authorized the Air Force to establish an office for the replacement program, which includes new Marine One helicopters available for use no earlier than 2020.