McCain praises Air Force light-attack experiment

The following article published in August 09, 2017 Courtney Albon Three industry teams are putting their light-attack capabilities on display this week during an experimentation exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, NM. Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer are teaming to offer the A-29 Super Tucano, Textron will offer the Scorpion jet and subsidiary Beechcraft’s…

Field of Dreams – A Farm-League Approach to OA-X

The Moneyball concept helps identify talent and predict potential, but “superior knowledge doesn’t guarantee greater effectiveness.” To improve the odds of prospects achieving their full potential, general managers often wait years before introducing top draft picks to the big leagues… The light attack concept, or OA-X, is indeed a legitimate prospect.

The U.S. Air Force’s OA-X Light Attack Aircraft Competition Is Heating Up

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its Brazilian partner Embraer Defense & Security have been invited to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X light attack aircraft demonstration this summer. The two companies will submit the A-29 Super Tucano counter-insurgency aircraft—which the Air Force had previously selected for its Light Air Support program in 2013 to equip the Afghan Air Force—for the demonstration effort. The OA-X Capability Assessment of Non-Developmental Light Attack Platforms will begin this July at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Combat Aircraft: A-29 Super Tucano joins OA-X

The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), together with partner Embraer Defense & Security, says it has been invited to participate in the US Air Force’s Capability Assessment of Non-Developmental Light Attack Platforms, known as OA-X. SNC and Embraer will take part in the experiment with the A-29 Super Tucano in July at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

Who Are Contenders For OA-X Light-Attack Demo?

The U.S. Air Force will take its first step toward potentially fielding a low-cost, light-attack aircraft this summer with a flight demonstration at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. The service is looking to choose up to four industry partners to bring one or two off-the-shelf aircraft to Holloman for a capability assessment in which Air Force aircrew will evaluate each aircraft’s ability to perform light attack and armed reconnaissance missions and operate from austere locations…