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Credit: F-22, MCAS Miramar Air Show, USAF, October 2008

«The threats are getting very, very intelligent and so, what used to be considered an acceptable level of investment for weapons may not provide what we need in the future.  Yesterday’s weapon investment levels may not give us the capability to counter the threats that are growing out there today. (…)

In the future I believe, the networks and interactions between an airplanes, or manned aircraft and UAVs, or aircraft/UAVs and ships on the sea will determine what weapons you are going to use and how they will be controlled. The weapons could be launched from a wide variety of airplanes and controlled through a variety of different nodes along the way –this will be a major factor in the kill chain of the future.»

Major General Charles R. Davis, Commander, Air Armament Center, and the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

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