uh oh. Looks like there could be some delays.
Though does anyone buy the reasoning? Keeping the A-10 flying and other craft flying may cost us the ability to get newer planes?
Wasn’t that money allocated already?
The article also goes on the say that they will be giving drone pilots bonuses for staying on.
Plus new drone pilots joining up. Using contractors to fly drones…. That should be interesting.
And expect more research into automated drone landing and takeoff.
WASHINGTON: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James warned Congress today that its effort to stop the retirement of the A-10 Warthog and other
aircraft could hurt the service’s modernization plans.
In a speech before the National Aeronautic Association, James noted the service wants “to transfer and divest some older aircraft in order to free
up resources for more pressing needs, but currently, we’re unable to make the necessary adjustments.” That’s because both the House and Senate
Armed Services Committees have blocked those plans.
That opposition constitutes “our greatest area of disagreement with Congress,” she said.