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National Defense Authorization Act fully funds A-10 Warthog upgrades
Over the past several years the A-10 Warthog received little support from the USAF that pushed to retire the Warthog from FY15 onward. Full funding for A-10 Warthog upgrades next year — including re-winging them — passed the House Armed Services Committee with nary an objection. The panel approved its proposed version of the...
USAF is getting ready for next A-10 re-winging contract
The next contract for the A-10 Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit is going through source selection and is expected to be awarded this fall. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is getting ready for the next A-10 Warthog contract to re-wing more of the close-air support aircraft. USAF spokeswoman...
Commander of Air Combat Command to consider letting Air Mobility pilots transition to fighters or bombers
But since transitioning a pilot from flying mobility aircraft to fighters or bombers would require about the same time for newly trained pilots to learn how to fly them in the first place, Gen. Mike Holmes remains skeptical During the Airlift Tanker Association’s annual symposium, commander of Air Combat Command (ACC), Gen. Mike Holmes told the audience that he is...
USAF releases request for proposal to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs
The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to re-wing about 100 of its Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft. The RFP for the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program, which was released on May 25,...
During the month long experiment, Air Force pilots are flying basic surface attack missions in Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine turboprop and Scorpion jet, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano, along with the L3 Platform Integration Division’s AT-802L Longsword U.S. Air Force (USAF) Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) is underway at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M.. As told by Master...
“The Lightning’s European deployment is another great opportunity to exercise the capabilities of this aircraft. Our strength is the ability to project our power globally and rapidly,” Gen. Mike Holmes, ACC Commander Taken on May 2, 2017 the beautiful pictures in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-35 Lightning II's from Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah, fly in...
Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season Air Combat Command is hosting the 20th annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course (HFTCC) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., Feb. 9-12. As explained by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen, 355th...
The mission of CONSTANT PEG was to train U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps combat fighter aircrews on the best ways to fight and win when encountering MiGs in aerial combat As explained by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs in the article “Capt. Carlisle” unveiled: MiG-23 dedicated to ACC Commander, on Oct....

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