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Air Force Would Defer A-10, U-2 Retirement Plans Under Trump Budget

A fiscal 2018 spending plan released by the Trump administration does not provide  retirement dates for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft fleets, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Defense News obtained budget documents that say the Air Force plans to allocate money for its fleet of 283 A-10s; extend the service of U-2 planes; and continue sensor upgrades to RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems.

Lawmakers have previously introduced measures to keep the Air Force from retiring A-10 and U-2 platforms.

Trump’s budget request would allocate $183 billion for the Air Force, up from the $171 billion in fiscal 2017 appropriated funds, reported Defense News.

The proposed Air Force budget includes $24.7 billion for procurement; $49.2 billion for operations and maintenance; and $25.4 billion for research, development, testing and evaluation programs.

The Next Generation Air DominanceLong Range Standoff WeaponB-21 and Air Force One replacement acquisition programs would get funding increases under the budget proposal.

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