Air Force Commander Announces A-10 Warthog Will Fly “Indefinitely”

The A-10 Warthog was set for retirement in 2018, but now Air Force Material Command chief Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski has made it clear that the warplane, which is a critical resource in the fight against the Islamic State group, will continue to fly “indefinitely.”Pawlikowski told Aviation Week, “Our command, anyway, is approaching this as another airplane that we are sustaining indefinitely.”The depot line tasked with the maintenance of the A-10 was set to be brought back to full capacity for the 238 A-10s in the Air Force. Hill Air Force Base in Utah has taken care of most of the maintenance necessary for the A-10s and has begun to prepare for the increased capacity.

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