USAF Deploys Twelve A-10s to Romania to Counter Russian Aggression
The U.S. has deployed 12 A-10 to Romania as part of a theater-security effort to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine.
The deployment marks the first ever deployment of A-10s to Romania.
The deployment comes as the future of the A-10 platform lingers in a haze of uncertainty. The Air Force hopes to retire the planes and save more than $4 billion. Service officials say the A-10s will be fully divested from the inventory by 2019. military