As the U.S. Air Force mulls the future of close-in warfare, interest is mounting in a potential new fleet of low-cost, light-attack aircraft the U.S. and international allies could use to fight terrorists in the Middle East. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein tells Aviation Week he will personally attend a light-attack experiment this summer pitting Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano—already in use with the Afghan Air Force—against Textron ...

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