Thursday, September 21, 2017

Outrageous! Over 100 A-10's face groundings while HUNDREDS of F-35's might never be able to fight!

via The Drive.
U.S. Air Force is warning that it may have to ground more than 100 A-10 Warthog ground attack aircraft as early as next year, even if Congress does decide to add billions to its budget for critical replacement wings. At the same time, the service, along with the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, are considering halting upgrade work on possibly dozens of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Warthog’s ostensible replacement, which would leave them unable to fight.

The two revelations came separately over the course of the Air Force Association’s (AFA) 2017 Air, Space, and Cyber Conference, which began on Sept. 18, the Air Force’s birthday, and ends on Sept. 20, 2017. The annual event offers senior leaders an opportunity to speak on the state of the service, their priorities, and their concerns.
Story here. 

Once again the USAF wins the award for interservice Blue Falcon excellence. JSTARS first and now the A-10?  The ground forces of the United States of America better wrap their brains around the stunning reality.  More than likely a peer threat WILL BE ABLE to deny air superiority and US forces will be bombed for the first time in decades and even if they don't the USAF and USMC fast jets just aren't interested in the mission!

Thank God for Navy Super Hornet drivers that seem to enjoy moving mud and of course the rotary guys that like getting dirty!

But back on task.  I present to USAF leadership (to include their SecAF) the Blue Falcon Badge.   Wear it with pride!

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