The A-24 was released during Incom's peak, presumably before the X-wing defection. Though newer scouts existed, this model remained popular during the Galactic Civil War thanks to its good speed and maneuverability for its class.
Of special note, the A-24 was equipped with high powered, coded transmitter. This device was capable of sending and receiving transmissions on a tight beam, that was hard to block or decode. In the hands of an expert cryptographer, its algorhythms were virtually unbreakable.