This is the U.S. Air Force’s vision of future warfare: An F-35, loaded up with precision-guided bombs, heads toward a tanker to gas up for its next mission. Airmen at the air operations center relay instructions from commanders to air and ground forces, while overhead a squadron of unmanned MQ-9 Reapers monitors the movement of enemy ground troops, vacuuming in information with sophisticated radars, fusing the data into one complete battlefield picture, and disseminating it across the ...

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