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Is a Light Attack Aircraft Coming to the Marine Corps?

Is a Light Attack Aircraft Coming to the Marine Corps? By Shawn Snow – Marine Corps Times

The Senate Armed Services Committee plans to dish out millions for a Marine attack aircraft and the Corps’ futuristic sea drone, known as the MUX.

The committee voted 25-2 on May 24 to give $100 million for a Marine light attack aircraft and $100 million for the MUX sea drone in its markup of the fiscal year 2019 annual defense legislation.

The Air Force is still in pursuit of a light attack aircraft. Two aircraft, Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine and the A-29 Super Tucano, are currently undergoing three months of demonstrations, which kicked off in May at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

So, what will the Corps choose? …

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