View Full Version : Air Force Plans for Life After the A-10

03-07-2015, 01:41 AM
Air Force Times: http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/03/06/air-force-lays-plans-for-life-after-the-a-10/24508575/

The Air Force plans to set up new squadrons of F-15Es and F-16s with a specific focus on close air support for ground troops — a role now primarily done by the A-10 that the Air Force wants to retire.

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command, briefed reporters on the plan Friday, following a week-long Pentagon summit of top Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy leaders on the future of the close air support.