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It mentions that it will recommend retiring the A-10 (one of my favourite planes!) and the U2 Spyplane, however the plans require approval from congress.
My question is what can replace the A-10? does the US military have something else that can provide the close air support the A-10 does?
A huge chunk of work at Hill Air Force Base may be in jeopardy if Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposed five-year Pentagon budget becomes a reality.
The budget calls for the retirement of older weapons systems within the Air Force, which include the A-10 attack aircraft and the U-2 spy plane.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled most of the major budget details in a briefing today at the Pentagon. The formal budget rollout comes March 4.