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LOSING TIME: Flying The Wings Off The A-10

Oct 19, 2017
Defense Drumbeat
“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 PROBLEM:

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.

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