The (USAF) is currently seeking funding to implement its Collaborative Combat Aircraft program (CCA), which includes using up to 1000 new drones.
This article by Stephen Losey, writing for Defense News, makes the following points:
- The CCAs will dramatically improve the performance of crewed aircraft and reduce the risk to pilots.
- The drones are a priority for USAF’s future fleet to assist its fighter fleet in winning a future war.
- CCAs could carry out a variety of missions, including striking targets and surveillance and reconnaissance.
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