The U.S. Air Force has begun a study to determine whether unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) could perform the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) mission, now assigned to F-16 fighters. A notional timeline calls for alternatives to be evaluated by 2000, and an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration to begin as early as 2001, according to AF Lt. Col. Ken Spaar of the AF's requirements office. He said at an Association of Old Crows conference in Washington Friday that the ...

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