Shadow Posted September 19, 2013 Share Posted September 19, 2013 (edited) I'm shocked they want to kill the A-10. Now they are saying the AF is going to axe KC-10's, F-15C's, and CSAR Helo's as well. The A-10 and F-15C have both been service for well over 30 years now so it's not surprising. The question is how will there numbers be replaced, especially the F-15 with the F-22 inventory capped at 187 for the near future. The A-10 is outstanding in low risk CAS missions but I'd be worried we'd be losing a fair number of these against an opponent equipped with better air defenses like the Tunguska and Igla-S, and even intermediate tech defenses such as the SA-11. Edited September 19, 2013 by Shadow Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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