posted on Sep, 20 2016 @ 11:34 AM
"Lt. Gen. James M. Holmes, the US Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, explained that a new light attack aircraft
could be introduced that would not outright replace the fleet of nearly 300 A-10s, but instead, supplement them starting as early as 2017.
In doing so, Defense News reports that this new light aircraft, called Observation, Attack, Experimental (OA-X), would give commanders a cheap
alternative to fight insurgents, compared to the costs of operating the A-10 and other fighter aircraft."
2017? Wow, that was quick.
It further reads that the OA-X companion would be used in low threat environments.