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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

…Combat Operations.

"One of the aircraft now preparing for a live-fly experiment to be the Air Forces' new Light Attack aircraft may soon be sent to perform missions in a live combat scenario as part of the evaluation process, senior service leaders said.
The emerging OA-X Light Attack aircraft is envisioned as a low-cost, commercially-built, combat-capable plane able to perform a wide range of missions in a less challenging or more permissive environment where the US Air Force already has air supremacy.

The idea is to save mission time for more expensive and capable fighter jets, such as an F-15 or F-22, when an alternative can perform needed air-ground attack missions such as the current attacks on ISIS…"
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