Next U.S. Air Force Tanker Likely Autonomous

Credit: MQ-25: USN
The U.S. Air Force’s next tanker aircraft will probably be autonomous, the service’s top acquisition official says. “We can see it in the tea leaves,” said Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics. The Air Mobility Command was scheduled by the end of...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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