Connecticut state officials have filed a request for a permanent injunction barring the “illegal removal” of any aircraft from the Connecticut Air National Guard’s 103rd Fighter Wing. The ANG unit at Bradley Field stands to lose its A-10s under BRAC 2005. The state has been fighting removal of the aircraft since last summer’s BRAC deliberations, at one point getting a US district judge to bar the BRAC commission from including the cut in their recommendations. That didn’t last.
Supply chain and vanishing vendor issues make supporting old nuclear systems increasingly difficult, Global Strike Command’s logistics and engineering chief Brig. Gen. Kenyon K. Bell said. Additive printing will be a big help but can be hampered by bureaucracy.