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NDAA would put brakes on A-10 aircraft retirement, but let others go (Stephen Losey, Defense News)

A new compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2022 would allow the Air Force to retire most of the aircraft it sought to downsize — but not the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

If signed into law, this version of the NDAA would deliver another defeat for the Air Force’s efforts to retire the Warthog. The proposed bill includes a Senate provision blocking the Air Force from retiring or otherwise mothballing any A-10s in 2022, except for those that have suffered a significant mishap and are no longer mission-capable.

NDAA would put brakes on A-10 aircraft retirement, but let others go (defensenews.com)