USAF has two airmen at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, who sew things that help keep A-10 Warthog pilots safe. Deployed from Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., SSgt. Andrew Topor and SrA. Adam Hatch, both survival equipment technicians, assemble everything thing A-10 drivers need from anti-gravity suits, parachutes, and survival vests to engine covers for their Warthogs.
The Collaborative Combat Aircraft will be operational in the late 2020s, several years before the Next-Generation Air Dominance family of systems, Air Force officials told the House Armed Services tactical aviation panel. The CCAs will first be “shooters,” then electronic warfare platforms, then sensors, in that order, they added.