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Air Force puts $35 million in new budget for light attack experiment
By: Valerie Insinna   15 hours ago

WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s light attack experiment isn’t dead yet, with the service requesting $35 million in its fiscal year 2020 budget to continue the effort with a more expansive set of airframes that could involve drones and jets.

Maj. Gen. John M. Pletcher, the Air Force’s deputy assistant secretary for budget, confirmed during a Tuesday briefing that the Air Force included funding in its FY20 budget for the light attack experiment budget as well as “procurement dollars in the outyears that will allow us to start a program, should the results of the experiment say it’s a good investment to do so.”

Earlier this year, Air Force Undersecretary Matt Donovan confirmed that the service was not ready to begin a program of record for light attack aircraft, despite holding two rounds of demonstrations and issuing draft requests for proposals.
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