Though next-gen weapons are on the horizon, USAF sorts through latest Amraam problems
The U.S. Air Force is putting plans to procure advanced directed-energy weapons on hold and focusing instead on delivering planned air-launched munitions. And, though the focus is on executing current projects, some senior service leaders worry that forthcoming requirements will outstrip available funding, jeopardizing the ability to keep pace with proliferating threats—such as advanced aircraft and deeply buried targets. “The bill for the development of weapons will be painful,” ...
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