Thu, Apr 12, 2007
Thunderbolt II Sports Advanced Avionics, Upgraded
In a press conference held Wednesday, US Air Force Lt. Col.
Ralph Hansen said the first operational active-duty A-10C
Thunderbolt II squadron should be fully operational by the end of
Hansen, Air Combat Command’s director of requirements for
the A-10, said the 75th Fighter Squadron -- currently relocating
from North Carolina's Pope Air Force Base, to Moody AFB in Georgia
-- will be the first front-line squadron flying the advanced attack
AirForceTimes.com reports two Air National Guard wings -- the
175th Wing in Maryland and Michigan’s 110th Fighter Wing --
are already flying upgraded version of the A-10. So far, 47 A-10s
have been converted to the updated C-configuration.
Listen To Part One Of The USAF Conference Here
The Air Force aims to convert the entire 356-plane fleet to the
C-model, according to the website.
The A-10C looks identical on the outside to the venerable
Warthog, as the modifications are largely in the software and
cockpit hardware. The appearance will be different, though, when
loaded with a new array of munitions -- such as J-DAM
satellite-guided bombs. As Aero-News reported earlier this
week, cockpit avionics have also been significantly
The first A-10C Weapons School Course is now underway at Nellis
Air Force Base in Nevada.
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