The U.S. Air Force has added the obscure category of “single-use aircraft” to the list of technologies being pursued to form the next generation of air superiority capabilities. The reference to single-use aircraft emerged for the first time as a future air superiority option in a Sept. 4 speech at the Defense News conference by Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matt Donovan. After describing a vision to use a mix of manned, unmanned and optionally manned aircraft for the air ...

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