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U.S. Special Operations Forces Want Their Own Light Attack Aircraft | The Drive
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U.S. Special Operations Forces Want Their Own Light Attack Aircraft | The Drive

The U.S. Air Force is about to begin testing a number of light attack aircraft as part of an experimental assessment commonly known as OA-X.  At the same time, it appears that U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has been actively pushing the service for a project of its own, called Light Attack Support for Special Operations, or LASSO.

On July 28, 2017, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio announced the LASSO plan on the federal government’s main contracting website, FedBizOpps. The notice said the center’s Fighter Bomber Directorate had teamed up with SOCOM to explore both light attack aircraft and associated technology specifically for special operations forces.

Source: U.S. Special Operations Forces Want Their Own Light Attack Aircraft | The Drive