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WASHINGTON — Ever since the Army lost its warplanes to a newly independent Air Force after World War II, soldiers have depended on the sister service for help from the sky, from bombing and strafing to transport and surveillance.
But the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have frayed the relationship, with Army officers making increasingly vocal complaints that the Air Force is not pulling its weight.
In August 2005, a version of Predator B, called Warrior, was chosen for the four-year System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the US Army’s Extended Range / Multi-Purpose (ER/MP) UAV program. 11 Warrior systems, each with 12 air vehicles, and five ground control stations. Initial operating capability is planned for 2009.
Originally posted by Bunch
I say it in the sense that the Air Force right now lacks everything, lacks leadership, direction