May 22, 2015

Boeing discussing international A-10 Warthog sales

Boeing has floated the idea of selling refurbished A-10 Warthogs to other nations as the US Air Force seeks to retire the airplane.
The company is currently extending the service life of the air force’s A-10 fleet through a re-winging programme, and it recently delivered its 100th modification with more than 70 modifications left on contract.
The US government might pursue international sales of upgraded A-10s. Dozens of A-10s are currently in near-flyaway storage at the air force’s boneyard facility in Arizona, and could be brought back into the operational fleet at any time.
Although there aren't exact customers, Boeing has begun early discusssions.
Congress has long protected the A-10 from retirement, and fiscal 2016 looks to be no different.
No other nation currently operates the A-10.

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