Here is more information on the US Air force plans for 2010-2030 (42 megabyte presentation on Technology Horizons: Key Air Force Research Priorities During 2010-2030)
. The general themes are the air force is looking for more autonomous/robotic systems, modular systems that can be rapidly and flexibly assembled and lower fuel usage. Below are screenshots of the hypersonic systems, small and large UAVs and lasers.
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