Deal on defense bill also would keep the Navy buying Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Contract comes even as Navy looks to curtail future orders.
Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."
A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.
Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.
The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Amendment would block plane's retirement.
Backers of the A-10 close air-support jet say they’ll keep battling to block a Pentagon plan to retire the plane, after suffering a setback by House budget writers.
Supporters of the A-10 “Warthog” close-air support jet got a double boost in Congress Thursday as the full House and a key Senate committee backed measures to save the aircraft — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — at least through fiscal 2015.
A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Australia wants to buy more than a half-billion dollars worth of air-combat missiles from Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.
The U.S. House Armed Services Committee is expected to take initial action today on the Pentagon’s plan to save money by retiring the A-10 fleet that is central to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s mission.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base reported an estimated local economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year, down from about $1.14 billion in the prior year as Pentagon budget cuts took their toll.
A group of civic and business leaders, calling itself the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, has recently launched an effort to welcome the new F-35 Stealth Fighter to Tucson. Almost all of these leaders live outside the city of Tucson, far from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and from Tucson I…
Tucsonans have good reason to be concerned over the possibility of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base losing its 83 A-10C “Warthogs” and the jobs they bring to this community.
To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.
An electrical leak from a battery may have prevented a warhead made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems from separating from its booster rocket in a missile-defense test that failed in July, according to findings emerging from a Pentagon review.
A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort Wednesday to boost support for Southern Arizona’s military installations, with survey results showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.
Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows.
I’ve been honored to learn firsthand how vital the A-10 is to our national security by serving alongside the brave men and women in uniform who protect our country.