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why not AMX ?
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Light attack, a revitalized concept in the Air Force, addresses the need for an airplane that offers surveillance as well as strike capabilities and walks the line between remotely piloted aircraft and high-performance fighters.
The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center officials based at Tucson International Airport are examining the possibility to revival simple and less expensive A/C for Afghanistan like air support operations.
Italian Air Force has some AMX aircraft in that region and it seems that the lessons learned by ITAF can be beneficial to the Tucson Test Center. It can be a good example of “sharing best practices and experiences”