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Skapar en tråd om A-10 Thunderbolt II och dessutom dess eventuella ersättare. http://www.janes.com/article/53745/new-usaf-strategy-suggests-a-10-replacement 20 August 2015 New USAF strategy suggests A-10 replacement Key Points A 2015 Air Combat Command strategy said the USAF plans to "explore opportunities" for a new CAS capability The document also mentioned the need for CAS capability across platforms and initiatives to maintain a CAS culture, so a new aircraft is only one of the options advocated A new US Air Force (USAF) strategy document has suggested the development of a future close-air support (CAS) platform. Released on 10 August by the US Air Combat Command (ACC), the 2015 strategy said the service plans to "explore opportunities" for development of a new CAS capability. "We must … continue to develop a balanced close air support capability across all [Global Precision Attack] platforms, explore opportunities for a future CAS platform, and enact specific initiatives to ensure we maintain a CAS culture," the document said. The USAF's fiscal year 2015 plan to retire its legacy CAS aircraft, the Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, met with resistance in the US Congress. Powerful lawmakers opposed the move, arguing that multirole aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter are not an entirely suitable substitute for the heavily armoured A-10.