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‘It won’t end well’ if US lags in sixth-gen air dominance, Air Combat Command chief says
Challenges around software and integration must first be overcome for NGAD to come to fruition, Gen. Kelly told reporters this week.
Transcom 'experimenting as much as possible' with data in modern conflict
In support of unfolding data- and artificial intelligence-driven projects, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks recently deployed a few experts from her newly formed Chief Digital and AI Office to Transcom headquarters.
DOD still has work to do on OTA transparency, per GAO
The GAO found that while progress has been made, the DOD must continue to forge greater transparency in the OTA consortiums.
Air Force leaders eye deeper tech integration with allies earlier in development
Air-focused military chiefs from across the world have been engaging on how to better share information and integrate technology.
Air Force taps Brig. Gen. Luke Cropsey to head new integrated C3 battle management program
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall announced the new role and organizational restructure at the Air and Space Forces Association’s annual conference on Monday.
Air Force eyeing potential allied contributions of robotic wingmen
Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown sees unmanned collaborative combat aircraft as the wave of the future.
Pentagon aiming to buy hypersonic missiles for $5M-10M per round
The DOD has already spent billions of dollars on research, development, test and evaluation for these types of systems, and officials hope to transition them into production soon.
Air Force preparing new model, materials to inform its contribution to JADC2
Deputy CIO Winston Beauchamp says a model detailing the second pillar of JADC2 is scheduled for release to industry next week.
AFRL to solicit emerging technologies via its new regional research ecosystem
The Air Force’s R&D arm kicked off the pilot in Summer 2021 and signed cooperative agreements in February.
Defense innovation experts urge US to get organized in tech competition with China
A new report from the Special Competitive Studies Project expresses a sense of urgency for the U.S. to develop a tech-centered strategy in the near term to ultimately achieve competitive advantage in the next era.