AERO Vodochody and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have presented a low-cost F/A-259 Striker for combat missions. This is a multi-purpose aircraft for close air support, anti-insurgent operations and border patrol with the possibility of interception.
It can be deployed from unsurfaced runways and has seven hardpoint mountings for a combination of weapons, fuel tanks and other mission equipment.
The fourth-generation avionics has an open-architecture concept that enables future updates based on customer's requirements.
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