23 Mar '15, 2pm

The battle to kill the A-10, from @beverstine.

The battle to kill the A-10, from @beverstine.

The Air Force is trying again this year to get rid of its 283 A-10s, a move they say could save more than $4 billion over five years. (Photo: Master Sgt. Blake R. Borsic/Air Force) CONNECT 77 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Air Force is on the attack to eliminate the beloved A-10, insisting that the venerable Warthog is not the only airframe up to the close-air support task. To press the point, service leaders showcased a group of fighter pilots, who described their CAS missions in other aircraft. But opponents on Capitol Hill, and troops on the ground, aren't having it, and the service faces an uphill battle to cut the jet and bring its beleaguered F-35 online in time. It's not that the service's leaders don't like the Warthog; they claim they just can't afford to keep it — and still field the F-35. "All of the information and data that I have seen about the condu...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2015/03/23/ba...

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