The U.S. Air Force is contemplating pursuing a low-end, light attack “OA-X” aircraft to augment the A-10 Warthog in a close-air support (CAS) role, while simultaneously aiming for a more robust replacement, dubbed “A-X2,” down the line. But it is still unclear where the Air Force would get the money for not one but two new CAS aircraft. How to fund the effort in the current budget environment is a key question that remains unanswered, said Air Force Secretary Deborah ...

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