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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

As the US Air Force looks to the future of special operations, vertical lift takes center stage | Defense News

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In a hypothetical future conflict with a technologically savvy adversary like China or Russia, US Air Force special operations will require aircraft that are quicker, more survivable, and capable of longer ranges than those currently available. Possessing the ability to launch from remote areas without the use of a runway is a major strategic advantage. According to Maj. Gen. David A. Harris, Director of Innovation and Integration for the Air Force, the answer to the issue could be discovered in the relatively new high-speed vertical takeoff industry.

Source: https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/09/17/as-the-us-air-force-looks-to-the-future-of-special-operations-vertical-lift-takes-center-stage/

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