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Gen. Mike Holmes: Air Force Eyes T-X Trainer as Adversary, Light-Attack Aircraft

Gen. Mike Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, said the U.S. Air Force is considering if the T-X trainer aircraft can be acquired to meet the service's other requirements like performing light-attack missions or serving as an “aggressor” plane, Defense News reported Thursday. “You could imagine a version of the airframe that could be equipped as a light fighter. You can imagine a version that is equipped as an adversary air-training platform,” Holmes told reporters at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Thursday.

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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Wants Light-Attack Aircraft With Data Sharing Capability

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service wants to field a light-attack aircraft with an information networking capability designed to help U.S. and allied forces counter insurgents, the Air Force Times reported Monday. “If I hear one thing from my international air chiefs, it’s ‘we need to figure out how to share information both ways,’” Goldfein told the publication.

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US Provides A-29 Super Tucano Pair to Lebanese Army

Lebanon’s army has received a pair of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the U.S. government as part of the latter’s commitment to support the Lebanese armed forces, Reuters reported Wednesday. Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun of the Lebanese army told Reuters the light attack aircraft’s combat and surveillance capacities will support military aerial …

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Air Force to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct the first flight demonstration of light attack aircraft this summer at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said the service branch will invite industry members to participate …

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