The Air National Guard operates significant numbers of A-10 Thunderbolt, F-15C/D Eagle and F-16 Viper aircraft. Robust funding is required to ensure aircraft safety and reliability, as well as effectiveness in overseas deployments and in protecting U.S. airspace.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, appropriate funding to modernize key systems, including:
- Continuing to provide A-10 wing replacements.
- Providing digital AESA radars for the F-15C/D and F-16.
- Providing upgraded F-15C/D electronic warfare survivability systems (EPAWSS) and electronic warning sets (EWWS).
- Providing F-16 high-resolution center display units (CDU) and updated datalink systems.