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GAO Reviews Air Force’s A-10 Retirement Plan

The Government Accountability Office has questioned the U.S. Air Force‘s $4.2 billion estimate of cost savings associated with potential A-10 Warthog retirement or alternative programs. GSA said Thursday the A-10 saving estimation that the military service provided in its fiscal 2015 budget request was incomplete. The agency also believes retiring …

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Report: John McCain-Led Group to Back A-10 Fleet Retention

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), potential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is leading a group of lawmakers that have pledged their support for the A-10 Warthog aircraft amid Defense Department plans to retire the fleet, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes that the Pentagon expects to save a total of $4.2 billion, such …

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Report: Air Force-Congress Talks Key on A-10 Retirement, F-35A Initial Operation Plans

Negotiations between the U.S. Air Force and Congress are focused on the branch’s plans to retire some A-10 planes and reassign maintenance personnel to prepare for the initial operational capability of the F-35A, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that a compromise would mean only three squadrons or 72 A-10 planes will face retirement instead …

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