I've had my concerns...
Word on the street is that 1st Air Force has finally come out and said it...
... they have determined that CAP's ARCHER is not an effective tool in supporting any Air Force missions.
Hey, I'd be much happier if this was incorrect, and that the USAF thought the system was more iPhone, and less Vista.
I would love to post a retraction.
Ultimately, the $10 Million bucks blown on ARCHER is a rounding error in Air Force procurement. Live and learn. It was still cheaper than plowing as single RQ-1 into the dessert.
I would rather have strapped FLIR units to our existing fleet of mighty C-182 Skylanes.
But that's just me.