A-10 Warthog Secures Powerful Update To Enhance Its Battlefield Potential
Senior Airman Austin Willhoit
Thrill Of The Hunt.
You can search the world over a dozen times, but there is no aircraft quite like the A-10 Warthog. The low strafing, the 30 mm cannon and the huge supersonic bullets, everything about the Warthog screams power. Along with the power to destroy targets on the ground the A-10 Warthog will soon have a new update, search and rescue capabilities.
The aircraft infamous for taking lives is now going to help save them as well. With the aid of its new lightweight airborne recovery systems (LARS), the A-10 will gain better communication with surrounding units and command bases.
“The LARS V-12 is designed to allow A-10 pilots to communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers.”
The updates to the A-10 are quite justified, allowing it to extend its life while facing scrutiny from Government officials trying to replace it. Ground units who have called in support attacks can also rely on the A-10 to aid wounded units. Pilots at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base have updated their A-10s with the latest search and rescue avionics, check them out in this video.