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Raising a storm: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Featured for no other reason than it’s a great photograph, here’s a Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II from the US Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, dropping a Raytheon AGM-65 Maverick during a close-air support training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Credit: US Air Force

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DARPA launches search for unmanned A-10 replacement

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencycould demonstrate within two to three years a new unmanned aircraftdesigned to provide aerial cover for troops in close proximity to enemyforces. Proposals from industry are requested by DARPA by 21 February todemonstrate in 2012 or 2013 an unmanned component for a next-generationclose air support system. The complete system may […]

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