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Hill Air Force Base lands $185 million contract to repair and maintain A-10 aircraft

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 11:58:45-05

SALT LAKE CITY —

Utah's Hill Air Force Base has been awarded a contract to repair and maintain the A-10 aircraft.

The United States Air Force announced the $185,700,000 contract, called the A-10 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Legacy VII. It will support the aging aircraft, affectionately called "The Warthog" by pilots and crew.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, praised the contract and HAFB.

“This announcement is welcome news for Utah, our national security, and our country,” Senator Romney said. “Hill Air Force Base plays a vital role in maintaining a fighting force to carry out our country’s national security strategy, supporting our country’s military readiness, and bolstering our capacity to deter foreign aggression. With this funding, Hill Air Force Base will be better equipped to continue carrying out these objectives for many years to come.”

The contract will last ten years, and is expected to be completed in November of 2030. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,480,694 are in the process of being obligated.