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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
It is SUCH A joke really how little they think of front line troops isn't it?
Then we come back.
In December 2011, the USAF announced a winner in the LAS competition and awarded a contract to the Sierra Nevada Corporation for purchase of a number of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. In January 2012, Hawker Beechcraft, which had submitted its AT-6B Texan II aircraft to the LAS competition, filed an official complaint against the contract award. This resulted in a stop-work order on the awarded contract, and a sudden decision in February 2012 to terminate the contract altogether. In February 2012, the USAF also announced that its FY13 budget proposal would end funding for both the Light Attack / Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) and the Light Mobility Aircraft (LIMA) programs. The USAF had announced as part of its FY13 budget proposal, that it would be moving away from missions related to support ground forces after a decade of major conflict to refocus on service priorities. No mention of the OA-X concept or its future was made.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: cavtrooper7
It's also not replacing the A-10. It may be lighter than the P-51 (barely), but it's far more capable than any P-51 could ever dream of being. They're years away from naming an A-10 replacement. They haven't even named the T-38 replacement, and that is far more necessary.