Air Force Proposes Retiring 72 A-10s In FY-15 As Temporary Fleet Divestment Alternative

By Courtney Albon / November 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM
The Air Force is floating to lawmakers a compromise proposal to retire 72 A-10s in fiscal year 2015 -- a move that would allow the service to shift some Warthog personnel to support the F-35A's 2016 initial operational capability requirement for 1,100 maintainers. The new proposal is a temporary step back from the service's previous request to divest the entire fleet, and Air Force officials said during a Nov. 10 background briefing that some in Congress have been very receptive...

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