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The desired aircraft must have the size, weight, power and cooling to accommodate 5,897kg (13,000lbs) of prime mission equipment including two 272kg (600lb) “transmitter/receiver” payloads on each side, plus defensive systems to counter electro-optical/infrared-guided missiles and "laser threats". It must support two aircrew and five mission specialist working at consoles in the main cabin.
The air force declined to associate the CRFI with any specific mission requirement or programme, and a spokesman for the contracting office at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio says the notice is for market research purposes only and could influence “several programmes or none at all”.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: nonjudgementalist
Because my advice would be to nuke the office and start over.