Classified programs now under way may lead to one of the most capable and expensive airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and airborne electronic attack (AEA) systems available to the U.S. Air Force in the 2020s. Reports from defense and industry sources, and careful analysis of USAF presentations and other documents, indicate that there is a major “black” ISR and AEA initiative going forward under special access program security rules. The program was originally ...

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