We’ve mentioned before the Air Force is looking at procuring a light attack/reconnaissance aircraft to support the troops in Afghanistan and similar environments.
Our personal favorite is the Boeing idea of reopening the production line for the OV-10 Bronco.
But we’d be reasonably happy with any of the aircraft being considered. CDR Salamander generated a lot of interest with a post on this very subject.
This post in Defpro.news gives a quick look at one of the contenders, the AT-6C, a weaponized version of the Air Force and Navy’s current primary trainer, the T-6 Texan II.
At this point, I’m less concerned about what aircraft they choose. I just want them to choose one and forge ahead swiftly. The sooner they get moving , the less likelihood the program will fall by the wayside.