Let’s Make a Deal on the Light/Future Cargo Bird:

The Army has spoken now so there must be an agreement in the offing for Air Force-Army cooperation on a Light/Future Cargo Aircraft. Army Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt, head of the Army’s Aviation Task Force, said late last week, according to the newsletter Defense Daily, that the two services would sign an MOU, calling upon them to agree on a platform within 90 days. (We guess the word about that joint program office was good.) At issue here was the Army plan to replace the C-23 Sherpas flown by the Army National Guard and Air Force efforts toward developing a new intratheater airlifter.