After years of uncertainty, the Air Force has finally decided to add two new light attack aircraft to its inventory.

The service on Thursday released final requests for proposal for Textron Aviation's AT-6 Wolverine and Sierra Nevada Corporation/Embraer Defense & Security's A-29 Super Tucano.

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The beloved A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is picking up a brand new "three-dimensional" surround-sound audio system too boost Warthog pilots' situational awareness.

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The U.S. military does not need Iraqi permission to fly close air support and casualty evacuation missions for U.S. troops in combat, a top spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS clarified on Tuesday.

Army Col. James Rawlinson clarified that the Iraqis do not need to approve missions in emergency circumstances after Task & Purpose reported on Monday that the U.S. military needed permission to fly CAS missions for troops in a fight.

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Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

The AC-130U gunship has completed its final combat deployment.

The U.S. Air Force said its AC-130U, known as the "Spooky," has returned stateside from its last scheduled deployment.

The last U-model arrived home to the 1st Special Operations Wing under Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida, on July 8, according to a service news release.

The 1st SOW said the Spooky will remain on alert in case troops need it for strike or overwatch downrange. But its return comes as the command gets ready to deploy the Spooky's follow-on model, the AC-130J Ghostrider.

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The A-10 Warthog can fly while missing half a wing and one engine. The F-35 was taken out by a large bird. Apparently, F-35 armor is only rated for small birds.

Task & Purpose Video Producer Chris Capelluto gives you the rundown on the Close Air Support competition.

Three U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, fire flares over the Utah Test and Training Range July 3, 2018. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Codie Trimble)

A cadre of Idaho residents are suing the Air Force over the "extraordinary and unprecedented" urban training exercises planned to take place in nine cities across the state.

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