What you need to know about the new military aircraft

The U.S. military is planning to scrap thousands of old military airplanes.

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday it will begin the process of removing the “vast majority” of the old aircraft parts in service since the 1970s, according to the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper.

The move follows months of criticism from the public over the cost of the aircraft and its use by U.N. peacekeepers.

The aircraft, called C-130 Hercules, have been used by U