A previous question (Would it be feasible to restart production of the F-20 Tigershark?) has established that restarting production of the F-20 Tigershark is not feasible. Given this, I wonder if there's a modern-day counterpart to the Tigershark. The F-20 was known for being cheap(ish, though the linked question demonstrates that it likely would not be today), reliable, easy to maintain, quick to scramble, and exceptionally maneuverable. Is there a modern-day aircraft that fills this role? I'm particularly interested in the low-cost, low-maintenance footprint, and rapid scramble attributes of the F-20. I'm not considering the F-16 to fill this role because it can launch within five minutes of the scramble order when on alert (15 minutes cold), and the F-20 could break ground within 60 seconds of the order.
This is a composite fighter, designed with off-the-shelf parts, leaning heavily on technology developed for Cessna, who is the actual frame builder.
The wiki article expands on the target market and mentions the F-20 Tigershark:
The target market is the U.S. Air National Guard and foreign nations that cannot afford the F-35, but want an aircraft to perform ISR and light attack missions better than turboprop planes. Buying and sustaining the Scorpion would cost less than A-10 or F-16 upgrades. For air patrol, the Scorpion requires radar and the capability of supersonic flight, similar to the unsuccessful 1980s-era Northrop F-20 Tigershark.
The article also mentions the F-16, the still formidable low-cost supersonic design of half a century ago, with much superior manoeuvring capabilities compared to the F-5/F-20. From the F-16 wiki:
The F-16 was designed to be relatively inexpensive to build and simpler to maintain than earlier-generation fighters. The airframe is built with about 80% aviation-grade aluminum alloys, 8% steel, 3% composites, and 1.5% titanium.