Light Air Support: Another Contentious USAF Acquisition | Analysis & Opinion at DefenceTalk

The capability gap of a light attack aircraft came to the attention of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in 2007. Against the jet-only conventional wisdom, CENTCOM started preliminary efforts to acquire a robust, cost-effective, easy to maintain and heavily armed irregular warfare platform to carry out close air support (CAS) and counter-insurgency (COIN) missions.

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Is it just me, or has pretty much every procurement program become a bloated mess ever since OSD started taking a role?