posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 02:25 PM
a reply to: Caughtlurking
The Air Force hasn't had a COIN platform in 20+ years. No one that's on active duty now has ever worked on one, they have no support system for one,
or anything else. You don't just decide you're going to buy a type of platform that hasn't been around in that long and just go out and buy it.
There are significant differences between the aircraft. Their basic characteristics are similar, but avionics and other systems are quite a bit
edit on 9/8/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)