At a time when the future of the A-10 is in doubt the Air Force has decided to upgrade 19 Warthogs to give them improved combat search and rescue capabilities. According to a statement by the Air Force these upgrades were urgent.

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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.

This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.