USAF Weighs Scrapping KC-10, A-10 Fleets [NOT F-35]

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Unread post07 Oct 2013, 13:44

Limited resources is right. You can't have it all. Paying for programs is part of the deal folks..... ABSOLUTELY NECCESARY.

You can't pay? Program goes away.
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Unread post08 Oct 2013, 03:13

So, what would YOU do PhillyGuy... if you were in his shoes?
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Unread post09 Oct 2013, 00:54

The A10 may seem less evil than other airframe cuts, but I don't see how it can be close to enough.

If this article is right (and I don't think it's too far off) then they need to cut 10 Billion.

.https://medium.com/war-is-boring/a42abdce6951

Yup....billion with a B

340 A-10's and 60 KC's ain't gonna do it.

From time I think that military branches should be challenged in budgetary ways, so that the decision making by personnel of all level takes cost effectiveness into account.

However, these kinds of cuts go way beyond that. This is cutting capability that will be very difficult to get back if you need it later. Even if you throw money at it, the experience will have moved on.
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Unread post09 Oct 2013, 16:49

sorrydog wrote: 340 A-10's and 60 KC's ain't gonna do it.

You are correct, sorrydog...
This is only part of the cutbacks that will occur. Unfortunately, there is no single $10B item that we are willing to part with.
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