This is coolbert:
AT-802 to the rescue. NOT since the time of the Vietnam War has the U.S. military sent a dedicated low-technology reconnaissance warplane into action?
Low-technology but effective.
"US diverts mini-spy planes to Jordan to patrol ISIS border threat"
"The U.S. changed plans and is giving the Jordanian military upgraded AT-802s to use in its fight against terrorism."
"They may look like your average crop dusters, but four U.S. planes being sent to Jordan are outfitted with state-of-the-art surveillance gear and laser weapons that will allow the Middle Eastern ally to patrol its lawless eastern border with Iraq, where the ISIS threat looms large."
See my previous blog entry regarding the AT-802.
During that era of the Vietnam War that U.S. Army dedicated reconnaissance aircraft a stealth experimental warplane, again low-technology but effective.
AND HOW WELL WILL THE AT-802 STAND UP UNDER MANPAD ACTION? ONLY TIME WILL TELL.