A-10s dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on an enemy building in Zormat, Afghanistan, May 26, Air Forces Central announced May 27. A joint terminal attack controller declared the attacks a success. Overall coalition aircraft flew 49 close air supports missions that day in Afghanistan and 54 in Iraq.
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.