Report: Air Force needs an 'affordable mass' of autonomous drones to defeat China

By Vanessa Montalbano / February 7, 2024 at 1:04 PM
The Air Force needs collaborative combat aircraft to fill capability gaps as its legacy fighter fleet shrinks and the service prepares for a potential fight with China, according to a report published yesterday by the Mitchell Institute. The prominent aerospace power think thank hosted a wargame in July 2023, during which three “blue” teams overwhelmingly opted for CCAs to disrupt and confuse a peer adversary, in this case China, by helping to “determine key threats and nodes, and then target...

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