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The United States is transferring A-10 attack aircraft to Southwest Asia: the plan for their replacement with the F-35 has not yet worked

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The command of the US National Guard has spread information about the transfer of 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft to the region of Southwest Asia. According to some reports, the aircraft will be located at several bases, including US air bases in the Gulf countries. While on specific aviation bases for receiving attack aircraft A-10 are not reported.


Relocated combat aircraft belong to the 124th fighter wing, based at Gowen Field.

Air wing commander Colonel Matt McGarry:

This is what our military is ready for. They are pleased to be able to respond to the challenges that our nation faces. This aircraft was created to support troops on the ground, whether it be an army or a marines in contact with the enemy. They are focused on both ground and air targets.

400 South American troops belonging to the aforementioned air force are also being transferred to South-West Asia.

The information that the United States is deploying its A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is also noteworthy due to the fact that in 2014 in Washington they literally stated the following:

When planning operations, we are going to replace the A-2018 in combat missions with F-10 fighters by 35. The latest machines will provide greater efficiency during combat operations and at the same time less risk for the US military.

It’s already 2020, but the U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft abroad, apparently, are not going to refuse. The plan of their (attack aircraft) replacement with 5th generation aircraft has not yet worked.

At the same time, it is still unclear for what specific purposes these combat aircraft are being transferred to the indicated region of the world. What specific operations in the region are we talking about ...

The decision on further active use of the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft may be due to the fact that the hour of their operation costs at least 40 percent less than the hour of operation of the F-35A. The printing press is a printing press, but today it seems to be such a time that Washington has to count money, including money within the already inflated military budget.
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  1. alone
    alone 17 May 2020 16: 53 New
    10
    Southwest Asia ... We open the map and look .. This is just the Middle East .. Was it difficult to write the Middle East?
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 17 May 2020 17: 24 New
      +3
      Quote: lonely
      Was it difficult to write the Middle East?

      Now I’m solving problems in mathematics with my son, so there are always such troubles to make brains move. winked
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 17 May 2020 17: 28 New
      0
      Quote: lonely
      Southwest Asia ... We open the map and look .. This is just the Middle East .. Was it difficult to write the Middle East?

      As you like. To whom it is closer, for that the Middle East, to whom further - Southwest Asia
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 17 May 2020 19: 04 New
        +8
        "warthogs" are good, do not take away, they can cause trouble.
        1. vostok68
          vostok68 18 May 2020 04: 30 New
          0
          Beautiful cars, I agree!
          1. Ded_Mazay
            Ded_Mazay 19 May 2020 15: 35 New
            +1
            Beautiful as an elephant in a pack laughing
    3. jovanni
      jovanni 17 May 2020 21: 00 New
      +1
      Quote: lonely
      Southwest Asia ... We open the map and look .. This is just the Middle East .. Was it difficult to write the Middle East?

      This is the Middle East from us. And to them, from America, not a neighbor ...
  2. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 17 May 2020 16: 55 New
    0
    At the same time, it is still unclear for what specific purposes these combat aircraft are being transferred to the indicated region of the world. What specific operations in the region are we talking about ...

    Syria, well. Someone will storm.
    1. alone
      alone 17 May 2020 16: 58 New
      +2
      Syria is more likely .. With less probability they simply create an attack force against Iran.
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 17 May 2020 17: 00 New
        -3
        Syria is more likely .. With less probability, they simply create a shock group against Iran.

        So I thought. For geniuses, thoughts converge.
        1. alone
          alone 17 May 2020 17: 04 New
          +1
          Quote: Jack O'Neill
          For geniuses, thoughts converge.

          Well, I’m hardly a genius .. It’s just that such a thought suggests itself ... In the region there are only 2 countries that can use these attack aircraft ... Syria and Iran ... although I forgot Yemen ... against the Hussites, too, if Congress gives the go-ahead
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 17 May 2020 16: 56 New
    +1
    Where oil smells, they concentrate. It is painful for their president loves her, even cheaper.
    1. Tutahamon
      Tutahamon 17 May 2020 17: 05 New
      -6
      Quote: rocket757
      Where oil smells, they concentrate. It is painful for their president loves her, even cheaper.

      That's for sure .. But the oil here is not the main one yet Victor! Rob Russia in a different and more powerful way!
      The souls of our children are stealing .. That's scary!
      I talked now with neolibers .. It's just awful what they write and what their souls are vile .. I just shakes and pressure rises .. Well, how can you hate Russia and everything connected with it .. But they are now in power! And many were born and graduated in the USSR .. Oh, mother, Russia, how much did you eat the viper snakes on your chest .. And you threw your sons of your devotees for survival again!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 17 May 2020 17: 24 New
        0
        The country is large, a lot and everyone will be born in it.
        We will break through, of course, but we need to work a lot, to maintain the mental health of our children!
        Yes, we still need the fools who "joked" with the memory of our ancestors, it's time to send, together with their leader, to where they belong.
      2. snake
        snake 17 May 2020 17: 34 New
        +2
        Quote: Tutahamon
        The souls of our children are stealing .. That's scary!

        And what can you offer, Meehan, in return, but to bliss on the whole site?
        Quote: Tutahamon
        It just shakes me and the pressure jumps ..

        Drink a range - let go.
        Quote: Tutahamon
        Oh, mother Russia, how much did you eat the viper snakes on your chest .. And you threw your sons of your devotees to survival again!

        Even to those like Meehan, the essence of things is already beginning to reach. Well then!
        1. Normal ok
          Normal ok 17 May 2020 21: 26 New
          +2
          Quote: serpent
          Even to those like Meehan, the essence of things is already beginning to reach. Well then!

          Less than 6 years later, Meehan began to see clearly. But, ahead of "withdrawal" - it hurts.
      3. Normal ok
        Normal ok 17 May 2020 21: 28 New
        0
        Quote: Tutahamon
        The souls of our children are stealing ..

        Meehan, do you have children? I do not envy them ...
  4. KOLORADO73
    KOLORADO73 17 May 2020 16: 57 New
    -2
    Lord, the time has gone back! Trump seems to have agreed with everyone in the Middle East, there are now even no F35 needed! And then out of nowhere the ancient A10 attack aircraft came to life! Maybe someone confused the Vietnam War with 2020?
    1. figwam
      figwam 17 May 2020 17: 03 New
      -1
      Quote: KOLORADO73
      Maybe someone confused the Vietnam War with 2020?

      No, just Bullshit-35 can not do what it was developed for.
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 17 May 2020 18: 50 New
      -1
      If you start to remember what was said six years ago, and it is on this that the article is emphasized, then ...
      On December 25, 2013, the Air Force Commander-in-Chief, Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev, told the media that serial deliveries of the T-50 to the Air Force would begin in 2016
      Oh, how awesome it turns out ...
      1. The comment was deleted.
  5. Ham
    Ham 17 May 2020 16: 58 New
    +2
    why invent a bicycle? 5th generation aircraft too expensive toy for counter-terrorism war ...
    Russia, however, showed very well how to do this - 24 and 25 drying work at low altitudes and 57 are covered by their own ...
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 17 May 2020 18: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: Ham
      5th generation aircraft too expensive toy for counter-terrorism war ...

      Fifth generation aircraft, generally an expensive thing, for any war. The states once again, indirectly showed that the vaunted F-35 is nothing more than an expensive toy. By the way, against the terrorists, just right, because any high-tech adversary will land them in two.
      1. Ham
        Ham 17 May 2020 20: 17 New
        +1
        By the way, against terrorists, just right

        it’s very expensive to send a car against partisans every flight of which costs a new number of millions ...
        so past the price it’s also an emergency for all services ...
        and against "terrorists" (insurgents, partisans) since the days of Vietnam nothing more practical has been invented
        the Americans had already tried to bomb the Vietcong with the help of strategists ... they counted - they wept ...
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 18 May 2020 13: 28 New
          0
          Then the question remains. Why the hell do you need it? If it’s not effective against a normal opponent, but expensive against partisans and terrorists? Unless soyuznichki vparivat at space prices. laughing As they say, business rules, the war will wait.
          1. Ded_Mazay
            Ded_Mazay 19 May 2020 15: 42 New
            +1
            F-35 is needed to "maintain the pants" of Lockheed-Martin and others involved in the project.
            PS I almost forgot about the show-offs ...
  6. HAM
    HAM 17 May 2020 17: 00 New
    +5
    As for plans to replace aircraft with more advanced ones, I think you should not be malicious ... plans are plans, but in life everything is not as planned ...
  7. aranzon1913
    aranzon1913 17 May 2020 17: 14 New
    +2
    In the war with Saddam, they showed themselves well. But only after the destruction of the air defense. So in Syria, against Assad, it is unlikely that Iran will be a nightmare, their proxies will be pressed wherever possible. He (the warthog), just under this and "sharpened"
  8. knn54
    knn54 17 May 2020 17: 16 New
    +6
    The A10 is armed with the world's most powerful 30 mm air gun: Gatling with an ammunition load of 1174 shells, guided by Maverick missiles and various bombs. The total weight of weapons is more than seven tons.
    It is also possible to control shock drones by a pilot of a command attack aircraft.
  9. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 17 May 2020 17: 23 New
    +9
    So which decade have "warthogs" been written off? The plane is really good. Almost like the Su-25. And there is nothing to change it, whatever one may say.
  10. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 17 May 2020 18: 02 New
    +1
    best the enemy of the good...
  11. iouris
    iouris 17 May 2020 18: 17 New
    +1
    They’ll hit Iran, and - the end of KSA ...
  12. svp67
    svp67 17 May 2020 19: 21 New
    +2
    According to some reports, the aircraft will be deployed at several bases, including US air bases in the Gulf countries.
    A likely opponent is apparently Iran ...
    It is also noteworthy in connection with the fact that in 2014 in Washington they literally stated the following:
    When planning operations, we are going to replace the A-2018 in combat missions with F-10 fighters by 35. The latest machines will provide greater efficiency during combat operations and at the same time less risk for the US military.

    In terms of fire capabilities to support troops on the battlefield, the F-35 cannot be a full-fledged replacement for the A-10.
    And probably it’s still worth considering that these attack aircraft do not belong to the US Air Force or the United States Marine Corps, but to its National Guard, which plays a third role in the supply of equipment and rearmament
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu 17 May 2020 20: 27 New
      0
      "The probable enemy is probably Iran ..." - he is rather weak against good air defense, while Iran has some kind of air defense. Is that for the second wave, when the air defense is suppressed. And so - the A-10 is a good anti-Bedouin aircraft, so among the Bedouins, we must look for targets.
      "In terms of firepower to support troops on the battlefield, the F-35 cannot be a full-fledged replacement for the A-10." - yes, it can be a normal replacement, the range and range and quantity of weapons allows. Now the A-10 is used exclusively as a high-altitude carrier of guided weapons, i.e. just like fighters, including the F-35.
      1. svp67
        svp67 17 May 2020 20: 46 New
        +1
        Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
        Now the A-10 is used exclusively as a high-altitude carrier of guided weapons, i.e. just like fighters, including the F-35.
        This aircraft cannot be a "high-altitude" carrier of guided weapons, its design and capabilities do not allow it ... which is confirmed by training surveys with their use. As it was an aircraft of close support, it remained so, and what else to expect from an aircraft designed around a powerful aircraft cannon, on the F-35 this is not possible
        1. Sergey Sfiedu
          Sergey Sfiedu 17 May 2020 20: 55 New
          +1
          Nice shots, thanks! That's just at their exercises and fighters fly at low level, but in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan it is completely different - it’s creepy to fly near the land, you can run into MZA or MANPADS too .. Why does this design do not allow a friend - (I may be incorrectly expressed - correctly, of course, not "high-altitude", but "medium-altitude") - quite allows, and this is exactly how it is used - strikes from heights, excluding defeat from the ground by means of destruction available to the Bedouins and Afghans. Fortunately, GPS-controlled bombs cost a penny, you can not save.
          1. svp67
            svp67 17 May 2020 21: 12 New
            0
            Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
            Fortunately, bombs with GPS control cost a penny, you can not save.

            They can use bombs, like ATGMs, but their main weapon is a cannon, because of it they cannot send them to the scrap yet.
            1. +5
              +5 18 May 2020 11: 49 New
              +1
              but their main weapon is a gun, because of it they cannot send them to the scrap yet.

              Yeah, the main thing, but it became useless by the time the plane appeared in the army .... 1,8 tons of ammunition ... around this fool a plane was built ... to crumble hordes of Soviet tanks from the cannon ... but it turned out that T -64/72/80 it can only penetrate if the tank is turned upside down, but also from above-behind in the MTO ... provided that the hordes of tanks travel only with the hordes of Shilok, Tungusok and other Os shooting from a mega-gun will most likely once in a warthog's life. Therefore, the tactics of their use and the nomenclature of weapons has become like what F-16.
              But the low cost of operation, a long time of barrage, and protection from MANPADS or MZA is present. Therefore, they will fly until the fuselage is cracked ...
      2. Liam
        Liam 17 May 2020 21: 16 New
        +1
        Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
        and Iran has some sort of air defense

        Something is there. More recently "distinguished"
  13. Shadow
    Shadow 17 May 2020 20: 16 New
    +1
    But why should a good attack aircraft proven in business be replaced with a mediocre fighter, which will also cost more? request
  14. Prisoner
    Prisoner 17 May 2020 20: 25 New
    -1
    "This is what our military is ready for. They are happy to be able to meet the challenges our nation faces ..." (c)
  15. APASUS
    APASUS 17 May 2020 21: 18 New
    +1
    The decision on further active use of the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft may be due to the fact that the hour of their operation costs at least 40 percent less than the hour of operation of the F-35A.

    And maybe the United States is afraid of leaks of F-35 secrets and technologies, which is closer to the truth in my opinion. For a country that prints unsecured dollars, the value of an hour of flight operation does not play a role
  16. Normal ok
    Normal ok 17 May 2020 21: 22 New
    +2
    The A-10, like everything that was created by both parties during the Cold War, is an efficient and reliable device.
    PS. I hate modern cars. Electronics wherever you need it.
  17. Junior Private
    Junior Private 17 May 2020 22: 04 New
    +1
    Quote: stock buildbat
    So which decade have "warthogs" been written off?

    Really wanted to write off. But it seems like last year, they even decided to upgrade. A-10, although extremely ugly aircraft, but fully justified itself. Worthy old man.
  18. sgapich
    sgapich 17 May 2020 23: 53 New
    +1
    Very unpleasant sound in this car. wassat
  19. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 18 May 2020 01: 47 New
    -1
    This aircraft is designed to support troops on earth, be it the army or marinesin contact with the enemy.

    Is it? I thought that the mission of covering the US MP from the air was always carried out by the Harriers, no?
    The regular forces of the marine corps include 1100 combat aircraft and helicopters, organizationally combined into three aviation wings, including groups and squadrons. Marine Corps pilots fly the F / A-18C / D Hornet attack aircraft, attack aircraft AV-8B Harrier II short / vertical take-off and landing, MV-22s, transport helicopters CH-53E, universal helicopters UH-1 and combat helicopters AH-1.

    https://topwar.ru/8027-morskaya-pehota-ssha.html
  20. DDT
    DDT 18 May 2020 12: 27 New
    -1
    I don’t know why, I love the A-10. Why they call him a freak, I can not understand at all.
    And the fact that they are transferring to the BV, so probably there is planned to land the Annunaki from the planet Nibiru ... laughing
  21. Desert Battleship
    Desert Battleship 18 May 2020 15: 14 New
    0
    It’s expensive and suitable to use high-precision munitions on barmaleys only within the framework of weapons tests, so they decided that it’s cheap and cheerful to leave A 10. In my opinion, using attack aircraft, whether A 10 or SU 25, is aimed not only at point damage, but also psychological impact ! Attack aircraft operate low and seeing the use of their weapons (and this is spectacular and frightening at the same time), you will involuntarily dig deeper. In general, it is not clear how the F 35 can replace the A 10, completely different planes for completely different tasks and conditions of use.
  22. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 19 May 2020 19: 42 New
    0
    if the Warthog, then they not only cannot improve, but they do not want to. Just to sell your F ...