Experimental ops unit to assess CCA integration ahead of planned FY-28 production

By Shelley K. Mesch / November 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM
The Air Force plans to establish an experimental operations unit next year to assess how Collaborative Combat Aircraft will work within fighter squadrons, the head of Air Force Futures said today. The unit will assess how future fighter squadrons could be composed, acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Futures Thomas Lawhead said at the Mitchell Institute. The assessment will include the number of crewed aircraft, the number of autonomous aircraft and whether the autonomous aircraft are attached to...

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