How about A-10s and AV-8Bs firing 2.75-in, precision-guided rockets!
The US Navy posted this presolicitation notice on the fbo.gov web site earlier this week. Apparently, the US Air Force or Air National Guard is also on board, hence the A-10s.
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to award a sole sourcecontract to BAE Systems, Nashua, NH for the FY10-12 development of theFixed Wing (FW) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II forAV-8B and A-10 platforms to support a Joint Capability TechnologyDemonstration (JCTD). It is anticipated that the resultant contractshall be Cost-Plus Incentive Fee type for the development of FW APKWSII weapons that show operational utility upon integration with AV-8Band A-10 platforms. Fifty (50) FW APKWS II plus FW APKWS II tests units(quantities TBD) including Navy Shipping and Storage Containers (NSSC)are to be delivered for technical demonstrations and operationalassessments.