The Air Force is apparently looking at the possibility of keeping the A-10 Thunderbolt II (AKA “Warthog “) in service until 2040, rather than replacing it with F-35 JSF in 2028. If they do this, it’s probably the best decision they could possibly make. A “jack of all trades” (and master of none) design like the F-35 will never beat the dedicated design of a big gun with a tough airplane attached to it in the CAS role.
(h/t DaddyBear. Also added to the blogroll)