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Congress insisted the Air Force keep the A-10, so now the Air Force wants Congress to pay up





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Congressional efforts to keep the A-10 Thunderbolt in service appeared to win out earlier this year, when the well-known aircraft was included in the fiscal year 2018 budget.

Rep. Martha McSally and Sen. John McCain had pushed back on Air Force plans to retire the A-10, and issues with the F-35 as well as the Thunderbolt’s primacy in close-air-support operations helped keep it on the flight line.

Now the Air Force is looking to Congress for funds to keep all 283 of its A-10s in flying condition.

While the service has funds to upgrade 173 read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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