In fact US Army has been allowed, as result of USAF objections, only very limited fixed-wing capabilities:
Hence the army has concentrated on helicopters. USAF, for its part, has full range of aircraft, including tactical fighters, trainers, transports, tankers, ISR/EW planes, etc., etc., etc.
Eye In The Sky said:So...does this mean Officers who enter the new command will start off as....Space Cadets??
Jarnhamar said:Would it be smarter to put an instillation on the moon first due to the proximity to Earth or go big and just set up shop on Mars?
Brihard said:Logistics, logistics, logistics. One of the biggest barriers to interplanetary travel is launching enough fuel off of earth to propel something the rest of the way. If infrastructure can be established off-Earth that would allow for fuel to be produced without the need to lift it off the planet’s surface, that would be huge. I could envision something being developed to produce fuel on the moon from extracted materials, and to fuel a ship assembled in Earth orbit to then push out farther.