DH-066: A 21st-centruy Concept of Air and Military Operations

DH-066By: Robbin F. Laird

This paper argues that the capabilities of fifth-generation aircraft, and their integration into a network-centric joint force, will change the roles of manned fighter aircraft in air, ground, and maritime operations. These changes are so far-reaching that the Services face the challenge of crafting a new concept of 21st-century air operations, indeed, of all combat operations.

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