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Old 20th Jun 2015, 06:21
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The outcome is hardly surprising since A-10s don't even have a missile warning system, and were never intended to engage fighters, and USAF F-16s have rather primitive MWS and RWR and no active EW. There is no mention of whether F-15 or Growler cover was provided. If not, the jets were sitting ducks in a scenario that only a lunatic would plan.

Nonetheless this exercise was set up and given unusual publicity at a point where, by total coincidence, the USAF is trying to ditch the A-10 and use its people to support F-35.

No shenanigans here, I'm sure.
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