Thursday, December 04, 2014

The A-10 Survives To Fly Again, For Now

The A-10 escaped being cut in the latest defense budget only due to soem political maneuvering.

The Detroit News: Budget deal saves A-10 planes at Selfridge

The Air Force jut doesn't like the A-10, and wants it retired.

But there is as of the present no flying replacement that can do what it does in the close air support role, and there's no real reason why they can't keep flying in the current air operations environment.

Like a stopped clock being right twice a day, Senator Levin is right about preserving the A-10 and deserves kudos for him joining with Representative Miller and others in supporting its continued operations.

The $3.5 billion alleged to be saved from retiring the A-10 is a drop in the bucket compared to its CAS capabilities that are still being used well and effectively in combat today.

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