Support is growing in the top ranks of the U.S. Air Force for the rapid purchase of an off-the-shelf light attack aircraft to fight terrorists in the Middle East. But two big questions remain: What is the time line for the acquisition, and how many aircraft will the service eventually buy? The Air Force is laying the groundwork to procure the new type as soon as 2019, Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, Jr., the military deputy in the service’s acquisition office, tells Aviation Week. Bunch has ...

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