USAF LOOKS AT LIGHT ATTACK

The US Air Force is now examining options for an ‘affordable’ new light attack platform, able to support ground forces in a ‘low-end’ conflict.

OA-X could complement the A-10 and free up types such as the F-16 from a heavy deployment schedule.
Rich Cooper

WHEN THE CHIEF of the US Air Force starts publicly talking up his support for a new program, people tend to sit up and take notice. When it comes to OA-X — the potential new low-cost light attack platform for the USAF — Gen Dave Goldfein says he is ‘supportive’ of a study.

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