Media are invited to tour the Air Force's newest battlefield management design
concept for the future, Monday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Andrews
Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Md. The event is a part of Joint Warrior
Interoperability Demonstration `95.
What was once a standard KC-135 refueling aircraft is now also an elaborate
airborne multi-media platform with plug and play capability, demonstrating
systems that could provide the theater commander a real-time representation of
the battlefield -- any place, any time. While maintaining its ability to pass
fuel, the aircraft can simultaneously re-target other combat aircraft with new
intelligence data, demonstrating a true "sensor to shooter" capability.
With a call sign of Casey 01, this new concept aircraft has a high-capacity
modular design, allowing for flexibile reconfiguration with different computer
systems should battlefield threats change significantly.
To attend the demonstration, call Maj. Clem Gaines or Capt. Kathleen Cook, Air
Force public affairs, at (703) 695-0640.