Defense Bill Would Block Retirement Of A-10 Aircraft

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which will likely be passed into law before the end of the year, blocks the Air Force from retiring the A-10 Warthog aircraft, despite the Air Force's projection that shelving the close-ground support aircraft would save $3.7 billion.

The NDAA, recently overhauled in a compromise intended to speed its passage through the House and Senate, contains a provision that prevents any funds from being used to retire or scale back use of the aging A-10. It similarly protects the Northrop...
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