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Report: Air Force Will Invite Companies to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer

Report: Air Force Will Invite Companies to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Report: Air Force Will Invite Companies to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the U.S. Air Force‘s military deputy for acquisition, has said the service branch could formally invite companies on Friday to join a light-attack aircraft demonstration in the summer, DoD Buzz reported Thursday.

Oriana Pawlyk writes Bunch told reporters that the military service aims to keep the OA-X light attack program “as broad as we can so that industry may have something that’s very innovative that we haven’t thought about.”

He added the the OA-X concept will work to address the Air Force’s requirement to absorb fighter pilots as well as reduce operating and unit costs.

Bunch noted he believes a light-attack aircraft platform could also help “minimize the wear-and-tear” of the service branch’s current fighter jets such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor, according to the report.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said earlier this month that the OA-X competition will occur at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the report stated.

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