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New Space BMC2 System To Debut at Corona: Raymond

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“A lot of the challenges we face in space are big data problems,” says Gen. John Raymond, who is dual-hatted as commander of Space Command and Air Force Space Command.

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Hands Off, Budgeteers! DoD Must Fund Our Small Bomber Fleet

Posted by David Deptula on


If an aircraft like the B-1 was taxed so hard due to high demand, the appropriate lesson is that the nation needs more bombers, not less.

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DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare — Multi Domain Ops, But Faster

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“Kill webs,” not kill chains. Instead of exquisite platforms like the F-35 fighter, exquisite functional technology nodes (such as an advanced infrared sensor) that can be mixed and matched via AI-enhanced networks.

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Despite Missile Launches, North Korea Deal Still Possible Says Turner

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


There is “a significant opportunity for the United States to come to the table and negotiate with North Korea and at least begin the steps to take the program back,” says Ranking HASC Member Mike Turner.

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Don’t Delay GBSD ICBMs; It’s Too Risky

Posted by Mark Gunzinger on


Critics of modernizing the U.S. nuclear triad have called to delay or even terminate the GBSD. Their arguments do not make strategic, technical or economic sense.

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Enemy To US: We’re Going To Phase 2. You Ready?

Posted by Colin Clark on


“No enemy says, ‘I’m ready to go to Phase 2. You guys ready?'” Allvin said to laughter from the audience. “We have to be more nuanced. We need to be less mechanistic in our execution of these.”

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Crider: SSA Data ‘Library’ Will Open To Allies

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Air Force Space Command’s ‘Unified Data Library’ combining DoD and commercial SSA data will be open to allied governments.

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386! Go On Air Force. Say it Loud. Now!

Posted by John Lehman on


The Air Force is too small for what it is being asked to do. Here’s what it needs to do to grow.

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Pentagon Hopes JEDI Contract Good For The Force

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The JEDI cloud computing contract may be one of the most controversial deals the Pentagon hasn’t even awarded. Worth up to $10 billion over a decade, the Pentagon’s attempt to build its first true enterprise-wide cloud has sparked charges that the deal is designed to go straight to Amazon, which already supplies the CIA… Keep reading →

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Up the Buy ASAP: Fixing American Airpower

Posted by Doug Birkey on


Double the buy rate on F-35A starting in 2020 and plan on a minimum of 200 B-21 bombers built in rapid fashion. That will begin to get to the Air Force that America needs to meets the challenges of the future.

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