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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

US Air Force to Deploy More A-10s to Europe This Month, General Says

A-10 Thunderbolt IIThe U.S. Air Force this month plans to deploy another squadron of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft to support NATO allies amid Russian military activity in the region, a top general said.

The 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia will send a dozen more of the Cold War-era gunships, known as Warthogs, as part of a second theater security package, Gen. Frank Gorenc, the service's European commander, said during a briefing with reporters Monday at the Air and Space Conference.

The plane will join a number of U.S. aircraft that have recently flown missions around the continent, including the F-15 Eagle and the F-22 Raptor.

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