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US Air Force to keep A-10 off the chopping block in next budget request
By: Valerie Insinna  


WASHINGTON — The A-10 Warthog will not be one of the planes the U.S. Air Force requests to retire in its upcoming fiscal 2021 budget request, a senior service official confirmed.

During a speech at the Defense News Conference on Wednesday morning, acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan stoked speculation that the service will retire the A-10 after announcing that its FY21 budget request will include “controversial changes” such as the divestment of legacy aircraft.

But speaking at the conference later that day, Lt. Gen. Timothy Fay, deputy chief of staff for strategy, integration and requirements, confirmed that the A-10 is not one of the aircraft under consideration for divestment and will stay in service until the 2030s.

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/defense-news-conference/2019/09/04/air-force-not-planning-to-cut-a-10-under-budget-reorg/
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