13 Jul '18, 7pm

A−10 vs. F−35 close-air support 'fly off’ shrouded in secrecy https://t.co/kxC6dtkUqI

A−10 vs. F−35 close-air support 'fly off’ shrouded in secrecy https://t.co/kxC6dtkUqI

A−10 defenders, including some members of Congress, have insisted the F−35 cannot support ground troops the way the venerated Warthog can. To settle the debate, Congress' detailed plans for the fly-off, approved nearly three years ago, required an assessment of each aircraft’s ability to accurately identify enemy targets and friendly forces during day and night, ability to loiter over a target for an extended period of time and ability to conduct a strike without direction from a joint terminal attack controller.

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com//news/your-air-force/2018/0...

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