Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Scrap AWACS, JSTARS; plough funds into F-35: Ex-Secretary of USAF

Former US Air Force Secretary Mike Wynne wants the USAF to get rid of large ISR platforms such as AWACS and JSTARS and take the money saved and shove it into the Joint Strike Fighter program. He suggests that with the advent of stealth fighters and long range SAMs in the hands of potential adversaries, these large manned ISR platforms will be too vulnerable.

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