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    another of my favorite topic ... Mar 30, 2018
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    Air Force Releases Proposal for A-10 Warthog Re-Winging Program https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/20...s-proposal-10-warthog-re-winging-program.html
    let's wait and see what's "the near future" from the last sentence
     
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    Good night "John Boy"!
     
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    Good Morning, America!
     
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    I know I posted about it already May 24, 2018
    now FlightGlobal:
    Dual air-launched LRASMs hit moving ship for second time https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...hed-lrasms-hit-moving-ship-for-second-448916/
     
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    recalled Nov 20, 2017
    after I had read
    Wilson: Leave High-End Fighters Out of Low-End Fights
    May 30, 2018 http://aviationweek.com/defense/wilson-leave-high-end-fighters-out-low-end-fights

     
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    Good article. the USAF needs to make up it's mind on which way they will go with a new light attack aircraft...

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    A pair of Brazilian Air Force Embraer A-29 Super Tucanos in flight over the Amazon Rainforest.

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    A Beechcraft AT-6B Wolverine experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range, N.M. July 31, 2017. The AT-6 is participating in the U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X), a series of trials to determine the feasibility of using light aircraft in attack roles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan D. Wagner)


    It is an excellent fit. Where as the USAF put the funds out to develop these aircraft and has been testing these aircraft for several years..

    Second phase of Light Attack Experiment underway
     
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    Dwindling Merchant Marine fleet crimps U.S. ability to wage war.....

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    "The once-mighty U.S. Merchant Marine fleet has nearly collapsed under the weight of high labor costs, zigzagging federal policies and intense competition from abroad, damaging America's position as the only country in the world able to supply and sustain a long-distance war.

    The U.S. Merchant Marine has declined from 1,288 international trading vessels in 1951 to 81 today.

    The Merchant Marine is a a fleet of U.S. ships that carries cargo during peacetime and becomes an auxiliary of the Defense Department during wartime to deliver troops and supplies to conflict zones. The Navy itself does not have enough ships to handle a large-scale supply mission on its own and has relied in almost every conflict on the Merchant Marine."

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article210623279.html
     
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    US Army starts work on future attack-recon helicopter....

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    "The Army is now crafting early requirements for what is expected to be a new attack helicopter -- beyond the Apache -- with superior weapons, speed, maneuverability, sensor technology and vastly-improved close-combat attack capability.

    “We know that in the future we are going to need to have a lethal capability, which drives us to a future attack reconnaissance platform. The Apache is the world’s greatest but there will come a time when we look at leap ahead technology,“ Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told a small group of reporters."

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/05/16/us-army-starts-work-on-future-attack-recon-helicopter.html
     
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    The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) fires an AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile during a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia, May 11, 2018. Milwaukee fired four Longbow Hellfire missiles that successfully struck fast inshore attack craft targets during a complex warfighting environment utilizing radar and other systems to track the targets.

     
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