Textron just recently publicly announced a new military aircraft that has been in the works. It sounds as though they have taken Cessna's tactics of develop the best aircraft while keeping the cost down as much as possible. I am excited to see first flight footage.

From http://investor.textron.com/phoenix.zhtml?…

Textron Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly said, “We began development of the Scorpion in January 2012 with the objective to design, build and fly the world’s most affordable tactical jet aircraft capable of performing lower-threat battlefield and homeland security missions.” Donnelly continued, “We relied on commercial best practices to develop a tactical jet platform with flexibility and capabilities found only in far more costly aircraft.”

http://www.scorpionjet.com/