Got to love how a foreign company (even if it produces everything in the US) can't get a military contract, without the losing company bribing their local politicians to raise a nationalist #%&*$# and force a redoing of the contracts. Doesn't matter that the winning bid brings just as much jobs, and makes everything in the US. It is not a US company, and that is verboten! USA uber alles!
#%&*$# disgusting. Have to wonder why foreign companies even bother trying for these contracts. The whole Airbus mess should have shown them the painting on the wall.
I don't know about that, it's working out well for Fabrique Nationale, with all the M249s, M240G/Bs, etc. that the US military uses. They even manufacture some M16/M4 rifles (I think it was the M16A4 for the Marines but I can't remember).
As for the AT-6, I don't think it should replace the A-10. Supplement it maybe, but nothing should replace the A-10 IMO.