A U.S. Army general today dropped a bit of interesting news about a U.S. Air Force program today. The air service will decide the winner of the Light Air Support — or COIN plane — contest in November, Army Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller told bloggers this morning.
One can hope. I still strongly suspect this will end up sacrificed on the altar of budget cuts.
Actually, what I’m really angry about is that a decade into the fight in Afghanistan, we’re still three years from seeing the selected platform enter service. At best.
This should have been started in 2002, with the first squadron in service before the end of 2003.