C4iSR: Air

Update: SNC embraces USAF light attack experiment’s new logistics evaluation

15 May 2018

Key Points

  • Sierra Nevada is embracing the new logistics portion of the USAF’s light attack experiment
  • The company believes its A-29 Super Tucano has many logistical advantages over its competitor

Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) is looking forward to the new logistics evaluation of the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) light attack experiment (LAE) phase 2 currently taking place at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

SNC vice-president Taco Gilbert told reporters on 14 May that the USAF decided against the logistics evaluation for phase 1 last summer. Gilbert said the service told SNC to expect a small army of maintainers and logistics experts evaluating the ground support of participating aircraft this summer.

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