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Air Force set to launch rapid A-10 rewing program

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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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Proving just about everyone wrong, the Air Force has released draft documents that show plans for a rapid program to replace the wings on another 116 A-10s over the next seven years. Boeing had been providing the wing sets previously, but their contract ended, and they have no plans to submit a new bid.

A draft RFP has been issued, and under the plans, which are stamped as a draft and not final plans, the formal RFP will be released April 3rd. Companies that want to submit bids have until June 5th, and final selection will be March 25th, 2019.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 06:09 PM
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Wow the jet jocks made a rational decision in regards the low & slow, huh I thought it felt a little chilly down here.

K~



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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Great news, more Warthog goodness!

Just goes to show this old, ugly, (beautiful), airplane is still a beast in C.A.S.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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It's hard to beat a proven winner.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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Love this plane!




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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Second try




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: aethertek
a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow the jet jocks made a rational decision in regards the low & slow, huh I thought it felt a little chilly down here.

K~


They can still surprise us occasionally. Good news, good news.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 08:46 PM
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This whole thing has been hysterical to watch. The A-10 or nothing crowd keeps losing their damn mind over every little thing, and keeps posting click bait articles about how they're trying to replace the A-10 with either the AT-6 or A-29.

Before that they cherry picked a quote where someone said the rewiniging of more aircraft wasn't going to happen, only to find out that they were talking about with Boeing building the wings, because the contract ended.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:37 PM
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Problem is finding something with that much hitting power..



posted on Feb, 10 2018 @ 09:35 AM
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They'll retire the Hog just like they'll retire the BUFF, after the grandparents teach the grandkids to fly it. Are the new wings of the same design or will they be of a different shape?

I'd love to see you guys compare the OV-10G+s vs the AT-6 and A-29s.



posted on May, 30 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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The Air Force dropped the RFP. It covers a minimum of 4 wing sets and up to 112, with 15 spares. Responses are due by August 23.

www.flightglobal.com...
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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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Is this just a direct replacement of the existing aluminum wing, or does this procurement allow the possibility of going to a higher performance carbon fiber wing? I would think that they could substantially improve the performance of the warthog in almost every dimension (range, maneuverability, fuel economy, etc) with a modern wing design.
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posted on May, 31 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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It's an improved wing, but not totally redesigned. The biggest upgrade is the cockpit though. The new aircraft are known as the A-10C Precision Engagement. They can carry Sniper and Litening pods, and up to six guided munitions. They can also carry the wind corrected dispenser.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 03:45 AM
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Retire the A-10, cancel OA-X and stop arming for yesterdays war. Massive ground interventions in the Middle East are a thing of the past, China is the next big thing. There's only so much money to go around and CAS assets are pretty useless in the Pacific.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: mightmight
China is the next big thing. There's only so much money to go around and CAS assets are pretty useless in the Pacific.


That is why you have Attack Submarines.



posted on May, 31 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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Tell that to the Air Force.




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