Inside the Air Force - August 10, 2018

Air Force to award light-attack contract in late FY-19

By Rachel Cohen  
August 9, 2018 at 3:39 PM
The Air Force plans to choose a light-attack aircraft by the end of fiscal year 2019, and is only considering bids from Textron and Sierra Nevada, according to a recent presolicitation notice. In an Aug. 6 prepared statement, service spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said the Air Force shared a draft request for proposals with the Sierra Nevada-Embraer team and Textron after the light-attack experiment ended last month. "Air Force acquisition officials indicated there are items that still need to be finalized...

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