Tag Archives: light attack aircraft

Reports: Air Force to Operate A-10 Aircraft Through 2021

Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein has said the U.S. Air Force will continue to use the A-10 Warthog aircraft for the service branch’s close-air support missions until 2021, Defense News reported Tuesday. Valerie Insinna writes the Air Force general told reporters that the Defense Department will discuss plans for the …

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Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes: Air Force Eyes Near-Term Procurement of Light Attack Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force looks to test various off-the-shelf aerial platforms in spring 2017 as the service branch considers procurement of a new aircraft for light-attack missions, Defense News reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes Lt. Gen. James Holmes, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the Air Force, suggested the idea of demonstration flights to the …

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