Top Air Force Officials Say Service Will Supply F-35A Maintainers By IOC

By Courtney Albon / January 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said this week he is confident the service will have enough F-35 maintainers to meet the Joint Strike Fighter's initial operational capability requirement in 2016 -- despite past concerns that retaining the A-10 Warthog fleet would make the target unreachable. The Air Force in November expressed concern about an F-35 maintainer shortage should Congress deny the service's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to divest the A-10 fleet. The Air Force had planned...

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