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The SU-25 is sad now..it lost it's rival and now feels lonely..It doesn't have a friend to brag to, or be bragged to by anymore..
And thinks the F-35 will never live upto it's school yard rival of the skies ever.
Way to go America retire all your good Airplanes for one Turkey.
Gobble Gobble Gobble.
Although the Army said they would gladly take the A-10 ((don't see the air force letting that happen though.
It's simple. USA getting run by old men. If I compare Russian or Eastern Military Hardware in the next 20 years the eastern side clearly gets my vote. The gaps which will be caused by actions like these will be just too large and make jets like the Sukhois shine even more!
I wish they would give them to us Australians we always get old US stuff, plus Indonesia is becoming quiet militarily agressive towards us so we could need thos jets
The last thing Indonesia needs is another war, they are Democratic nation right now, no longer a one party states, Economy is not its strong point but had made significantly progress, and right now prefer to do trade with Aussies with cash and goods rather than guns.
If Indonesia wants war, my country is more likely that candidate, cause Malaysia is a non-alignment and closest to Indonesia. Peace, cause people hates stupid war. Indonesia also did not forgotten how Aussies and Malaysia send choppers to help the Tsunami victims, and make good friendship.
Don't be a victim of brainwashed by pro-war propaganda. PEACE, friend!
I'm reading into this proposed retirement. For what I can find, the US Army wants to keep it if the Air Force retires it. The Army loves calling it in for close air support, so hearing it be planned to be retired is a pretty painful thought. So if the Air Force does stop using it, it would probably still be in use by the US Army Airborne. Also, the Air National Guard wants them as well, since it already has half of them. So, there is a good chance it won't be retired soon.
In a way I believe this is a good thing. I think if the US devotes more of its time to actually investing in defence and less on taking such an aggressive "we're boss" stance then we may see some progress from their side of the fence. Imagine an A-10 Thunderbolt III, a revamped version of the Thunderbolt II focused on range and speed. Maybe the F-15 could get another upgrade package (F-15 ACTIVE comes to mind), resurrect the F-14 for goodness sake, the Iranians have shown that great things can be done with old technology.
The Russians have successfully built an anti-air grid that is impenetrable to 4th gen fighters. They know what the term "defence" really means. The US could really do with taking a leaf out of their book.
so what will cover the troops from the sky?
Su-25s, rented from Russia and pilot by mercenaries!
Why not? The U.S. Astronauts now hitch a ride with the Russians because of Obummer.
Correction mate the shuttle was out of date and was planned to retire before obama was president
No Obummer pretty much Gutted NASA without a replacement ((AKA Cut funding for it's replacement)). Also gut NASA as a whole to pay for enti....yeah not going to get into it...
I could say that decision is left up to congress NOT the president but I'm just typing to a rock.
So I'm a rock now?
Resorting to insults? Yup must be a Pelosi and Obummer Supporter since that is what Usually they do.
But why do you Think Congress would cut NASA's funding? What do you think that is a result from?
Respond to me when you get your Obama phone charged and cash your Welfare check paid for by the Hard working US Tax Payers.
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... Su-25 would like a word.
(I know they can't really be compared, as they perform [or used to perform in the A-10's case] a variety of different roles.)