The ability of the U.S. Air Force to maintain 60 combat air patrols (CAPs) of remotely piloted aircraft is going to shrink, but the much sought-after capability should be re-established over the next year and later grow to a total of 65, according to Lt. Gen. Herbert Carlisle, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements. He made the prediction during Nov. 2 testimony to the House Armed Services subcommittee on tactical and air land forces. Asked if the Air Force had ...

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