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By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven

Air Force “Light Attack” planes are conducting attack missions, close air support, combat search and rescue operations and armed overwatch as part of a three month “live-fly” assessment to find the right platform for the service.

The “fly-off” tests and experiments have started the 2nd phase of the program, aimed at developing a lighter attack plane able to maneuver close to the terrain, attack enemy ground forces and network US and allied forces in combat.

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