Is it just me, or has the need for the FIST to even HAVE a G/VLLD gone away? Copperhead is almost nonexistant. Most of what we have, the lots are expired anyway. With the Army wide fielding of the AH-64D to Army Attack Aviation, the Longbow can designate targets for itself, as well as the other birds in the group. The Air Force is getting so uptight about us FISTers having anything to do with CAS. They don't even want us lazing targets for them. Is this the end for the G/VLLD?
I certianly hope so, Im sick and tired of that antiquated hunk of junk. It's time it went the way of the DMD and IFSAS. 8)