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Program Dossier: A-10 Thunderbolt II 

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Program Dossier: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Definition:  The A-10 Thunderbolt II, better known by its nickname "Warthog," is a U.S. close air support and forward air control fighter (in this secondary mission, it operates under the designation OA-10). It was built by Fairchild Republic Co. and is now sustained by Northrop Grumman. 

On the Floor at AUSA Part 2
This is the second gallery featuring some of the things Aviation Week editors saw at the Association of the U.S. Army show in Washington this week photographed by Dan Katz, Aviation Week Intelligence Network Defense Data Analyst.
On The Floor At AFA 1
Here are a few things Dan saw at AFA this year.
U.S. Navy Officials Tout Antisubmarine Warfare Investments, Capability 

 

While overall Pentagon antisubmarine warfare (ASW) funding appears to be dropping this coming fiscal year, U.S. Navy officials say they are developing the right programs and tactics for successful ASW missions.

U.S. Defense Department Anti-Submarine Warfare Spending 

 

 

U.S. Defense Department Anti-Submarine Warfare Spending ($ in thousands)

 

 

FY12 - Request

FY13 - Enacted

FY14 - Enacted

FY15 - Request

Japanese Naval Aviation Advances

Slowly, steadily Japan is building its naval aviation strength, and with it a latent capacity for local power projection. A third helicopter carrier, launched in August, is due for commissioning in 2015, while a sister ship is planned and probably under construction. In December, Japan decided to take the first steps toward increasing its amphibious capability, which will likely produce at least two ships larger than the current three, with full-length flight decks.

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