A-10 Warthog Still Bringing The Pain On Enemies

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, patrols over the skies of eastern Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The A-10's maneuverability at slow speeds and low altitude has made it one of the most utilized aircraft for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

Image result for A-10 Warthog Still Bringing The Pain On EnemiesThis year, the Air Force declared that it was putting off arrangements to resign the A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed the Warthog from aviators until 2018 when a slow retirement process would start, with a due date for finish by 2021. Presently, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told Aviation Week that the retirement of the Warthog could be deferred considerably further as the military keeps on depending on the flying machine for close air bolster.  The intensely equipped and heavily clad A-10 is presently flying CAS missions to secure ground troops who are battling fights against Islamic State activists in Iraq and Syria.