The Air Power Blog

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Optical Communication is Viable While optimum solutions are not currently available to fully resolve challenges with the scaled use of optical communication (OC) technology in military communication.
Tapping into ‘In Reach’ Capacity Expanded utilization of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will allow the Air Force to optimize operational performance, force survivability, and reduce cost per desired effect if effective manned-unmanned teaming (MUMT) can be achieved.
Software factories will be pivotal to the operational performance of the Air Force in the over-the-horizon future. DevSecOps offers a new potential to increase agility, shorten release timelines, improve reliability, and lower costs for building secure software applications.
The Air Force and sister services will depend on the Internet of Military Things (IoMT) to improve joint effectiveness and better management of battlespaces across the air, land, and sea domains.
The Air Force will be reliant on expanded use of the space domain in the years ahead. Consequently, the future space power architecture must effectively enable three fundamental use cases for the Air Force.
The utility of unmanned systems has increased dramatically from the limited supplementary value offered once upon a time to Air Operations Centers (AOCs) and air commanders.
Space technology enables our way of life – each time a cell phone is used, a television is switched on, or when the fastest route to a given destination is needed, a constellation of satellites makes these benefits possible.
Information has always been the most critical resource for decision-making in command and control (C2). Information that directly feeds planning and operational decisions will stay the key determinant of mission success or failure.
The changing character of warfare is manifested by the reliance on data becoming as critical as the Air Force’s traditional reliance on freedom of maneuver.