This Plane Might Just Be The US Air Force’s New Light Fighter – Massive Arsenal

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This Plane Might Just Be The US Air Force’s New Light Fighter – Massive Arsenal | World War Wings Videos

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The United States Air Force has come to terms with the fact that they are spending a lot of money on aircraft. To spend a $100 million on planes to attack targets who don’t even have an air force to fight back does seem like overkill. So the US Air Force created a program to find a new light fighter for a low cost, it seemed like it was just about over but a new contender has entered.

The new challenger in the OA-X Light Fighter competition is the Air Tractor AT-802L Longsword. The late entry plane will join other fighters such as the A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Scorpion to compete at Holloman Air Force Base next week to see which plane suits the needs of the air force.

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“We are proud of the Longsword and the opportunity to participate in OA-X. We are looking forward to flying at Holloman AFB and showcasing our capabilities to the Air Force and to our partner nations.”

– Jim Hirsch (Air Tractor President)

The AT-802’s presence in this competition is a bit shocking because this plane is actually a crop duster that is modified to have an arsenal. The OA-X competition begins next week between the respective competitors, get a sneak preview of the Longsword in this clip.

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