14 August 2007

First improved Thunderbolt II arrives at Moody AFB

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres.

The first A-10C Thunderbolt II sits on the ramp after its arrival Aug. 7 to Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This aircraft is the first of approximately 50 upgraded A-10Cs moving to the Georgia base as a part of force realignment. The move is expected to be complete in early spring 2008.

The upgrades enable the A-10C to deliver the Air Force's latest generation of precision guided munitions and improve the A-10's communications capabilities, allowing the aircraft to share detailed information with ground-based warfighters.

Nothing like a good excuse to post Warthog pics!

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