SOCOM Announces Plans to Buy 75 ‘Armed Overwatch’ Planes

I don’t know shit about planes but I’ve always thought the two shown in those pictures look super cool. I think a few South American countries use them as their main CAS asset?
A-10's work. A-10's work well.

But expensive AF to operate when compared to Super Tucano. SOCOM recognizes that big services are going to be getting more funding for systems which means less for them. Gone are the days of the GWOT gold mine sprouting $1,000 bills. Doesn't mean they are having poor man issues but price is going to be a bigger factor in acquisitions.