BLUFLt. Gen. Jim Slife—USAF’s deputy chief of staff for operations—suggested the proposed collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) could fly alongside the Air Force’s next-generation aerial refuelling system.
- General Slife made his pitch at the Defense News Conference in Virginia, earlier this month.
- The General said USAF should also consider what role a CCA might play with the B-21 Raider.
- USAF plans to field a variety of CCA’s later this decade.