I support this plan. This should also get ALL of the A-10's that can be made flyable up to the A-10C standard instead of just the last few they grudgingly kept flying while they took a knee and ran the clock out.
I also support getting the damned F-35A up, running and dropping ordnance wherever the USAF is fighting.
Why both planes?
Because it's a rare opponent or potential opponent that isn't scared shitless by the
I want the bad guys to piss themselves when my planes darken the sky.
On the face of it, there's nothing the Warthog can do that the Lightning can't... Except loiter time and that great honking gun... A gun that really doesn't get used all that often, but it's the feature they're most scared of.
The lack of ammo in the F-35 gun options really bugs me too. Strafing is, in addition to the damage it inflicts, also a psyop. More dakka is never a bad thing.