LOSING TIME: Flying The Wings Off The A-10
|“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Flying The Wings Off The A-10
The A-10 is a workhorse in the fight against ISIS, so much so that we are literally flying the wings off them. Without a contract to produce replacement A-10 wings, the Air Force may be forced into retiring some A-10s as early as 2019.
WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY:
Under the CR, new acquisitions are prohibited- including building desperately needed replacement A-10 wings.
WHAT WE COULD BE DOING:
The House has authorized $103 million to begin a program for 109 A-10 replacement wings, a top unfunded requirement identified by the Air Force Chief of Staff.