The GAO Is Wrong about the Air Force’s Next-Gen Battle-Management System

At the outset of the Battle of Britain, the Royal Air Force had just 446 operational fighters to fend off a Luftwaffe nearly ten times larger. While the pilots deserve — and received — much credit for the eventual victory, their success ultimately flowed from a cutting-edge, constantly improving network of radars, observers, and battle management that allowed the RAF to position its limited resources for maximum effect. 

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