Future Enablers: Air Force Smart Weapons in the 2040s
Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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The Air Force will face many challenges over the next thirty years as it confronts budgetary limitations, increased costs, and heightened threats. The Air Force budget is likely to decrease. More of the Air Force budget will be allocated to pay for increasing personnel, maintenance, and operational costs. New weapon platforms will continue to be expensive and difficult to develop. This paper will explore these issues and examine the potential use of smart, stand-off weapons to address future Air Force problems and requirements.
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