Friday, March 25, 2016

U.S. Uses upgraded OV-10G Broncos against ISIS

Check out the link to the Daily Beast article. Looks like we deployed the two heavily modified OV-10Gs from the Navy's  Special Warfare's Combat Dragon II program.

I've said for years that the Air Force and Marine Air have missed a golden opportunity by not pursuing  upgraded Broncos. There are a multitude of missions that an upgraded OV-10 can do that would be considerable cheaper than deploying F-16's or even A-10's.

I'm not surprised by the lack of foresight and zeal in acquiring an aircraft like the Bronco, but judging by the incompetence shown by both the Air Staff and the Marine Corps with the ongoing F-35 disaster I shouldn't be.

Anyway her is the link and a pic.

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