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In the wake of A-29 fatal crash during flight testing, USAF terminates flying phase of OA-X competition
The mission was a continuation training sortie in support of the Light Attack Experiment Phase II. An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) has identified the cause of an A-29 Super Tucano crash which killed a U.S. Navy fighter pilot this past summer in New Mexico.
USAF begins process to buy light attack aircraft
"The Light Attack Aircraft offers an option to increase the Air Force capacity beyond what we now have in our inventory or budget," Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has decided that it needs light attack aircraft and has issued a presolicitation on Aug. 3 to kick start the process. “We must develop the capacity to...
In the wake of A-29 fatal crash during flight testing, USAF terminates flying phase of OA-X competition
However the OA-X competition has not ended even though flying has ceased The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has terminated the flying portion of its Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) after the fatal crash of an A-29 during flight testing. However according The Hill, the decision to end the remaining in-flight tests will also not change the timeline for a potential acquisition. In fact...
Draken L-159E Honey Badger aircraft provided Red Air for USMC air assets during Exercise Winter Fury
"The L-159 is the most cost-effective and lowest-risk option,” Giuseppe Giordo, Aero Vodochody’s CEO Aero Vodochody has partnered with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to offer the former’s L-159 for the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X close air support program. As reported by Flight Global, Giuseppe Giordo, Aero Vodochody’s CEO, said the L-159 is “the most cost-effective and lowest-risk option.” The two companies also say...
USAF kicks off second phase of OA-X competition
Pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Aviation AT-6B Wolverine during a three-month, live-fly experiment to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities On May 7, 2018 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) started the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico. Currently pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer...
A-29 and AT-6 shortlisted for OA-X, Scorpion rejected
The news comes as a blow for joint venture Textron AirLand’s five-year-old campaign to win the endorsement of the USAF for the company-funded Scorpion As reported by Flight Global, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has excluded the Textron AirLand Scorpion light-attack aircraft from the next phase of its OA-X experiment, leaving Textron Aviation's Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer...
Edwards test pilots fly experimental light attack aircraft at OA-X competition
The missions flown during OA-X include close air support (CAS), air interdiction (AI), combat search and rescue (CSAR) and strike coordination and reconnaissance (SCAR) The 416th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) recently sent three test pilots and two flight test engineers to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to participate in the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment (OA-X). As told by...
During the month long experiment, Air Force pilots are flying basic surface attack missions in Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine turboprop and Scorpion jet, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano, along with the L3 Platform Integration Division’s AT-802L Longsword U.S. Air Force (USAF) Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) is underway at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M.. As told by Master...
USAF begins process to buy light attack aircraft
The A-29s were a “game changer” in the 2016 fighting season and there are high expectations for the aircraft and crews in 2017 On Mar. 20, 2017 four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, where they Afghan Air Force (AAF) will use them for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. As told...

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