Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This Is Why The A-10 Should Not Be Retired

US Air Force members troubleshoot an electronic error on an A-10 Thunderbolt II on April 25, 2007, on the flight line at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. US Air Force

Business Insider: Here's exactly what the A-10 does, and why the Air Force would be crazy to retire it

A new report from the Government Accountability Office dives deep into the all important question the Air Force and the Senate Armed Services Committee have been wrestling with for years — should, or can, the Air Force divest itself of the A-10?

The report, thoroughly researched and evaluated, gives a clear answer — definitely not.

Even with the looming adoption of the all important F-35, the report finds that retiring the A-10 would leave significant capability gaps behind, and that the Air Force currently has concrete plans to bridge those gaps.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: There is no better alternative to the A-10 right now .... and until there is .... it would be foolhardy to retire the fleet.

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