Selected Papers

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Disruptive AI: The Accelerating Impact on Next-Generation Air Power

Professor Ron Matthews, Tawazun Chair in Defense and Security Capability, Rabdan Academy, UAE, and Visiting Professor in Defense Economics, UK Defence Academy

Teaming Humans and Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Machines: Embracing the Human Systems Integration Approach

Guy André Boy, FlexTech Chair Holder, CentraleSupélec, Paris Saclay University, France

Leveraging the Defense Metaverse: Unlocking the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Force Development

Dr. Heiko Borchert, Co-Director, Defense AI Observatory, Germany, Torben Schütz, Research Fellow, Defense AI Observatory, Germany, & Dr. Christian Brandlhuber, Co-Founder and CTO, 21Strategies, Germany

Identifying Future Technology and Workforce Requirements for Air Operations: The Strategies-to-Tasks Approach

Dr. Sherrill Lingel, Program Director for Force Modernization and Employment, RAND Corporation, United States

Space: The Digital Frontier

Charles Galbreath, Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies, Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE), United States

The Elusive Promise of Digital Acquisition for Combat Capabilities

Dr. Ted Harshberger, Senior Associate, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States & Dr. Cynthia Cook, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States

Embracing Big Data and AI Strategically: The Digital Transformation of the Israel Defense Force

Yaakov Lapim, Research Associate, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Israel

Space Acquisition Transformation: Leveraging Partnerships with Commercial Providers for Defense

Dr. Jamie M. Morin Executive Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, United States - Sam (Robert) Wilson Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, United States

Transforming Ecosystems: Understanding the Dynamics Shaping Innovation Outcomes

Dr. Andrea Gilli, Senior Researcher, NATO Defense College, Italy & Dr. Mauro Gilli, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Innovation and Military Strategy: Shifting to Decentralized and Dispersed Approaches

Robert Murray, Senior Fellow, Scrowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council, United States

November 2022

The Air Force in a Technologically Disruptive Environment: The Challenges and Imperatives of Leading Change

Dr. Bryan Watters, Associate Professor, Center for Defence Management and Leadership, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

November 2022

Leading Innovation in Defense: From Closed Defense Industrial Bases to Open Innovation Ecosystems

Dr. Valérie Merindol, Professor and Co-Director, newPIC Chair, Paris School of Business, France

November 2022

Military Innovation and Capability Development in a Multinational Context: The Costs and Benefits of Multinational Cooperation

Dr. Bence Nemeth, Associate Professor, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom

November 2022

The Implications of Commercial Space: From Enabling Military Capability to Introducing New Dynamics into Competition

Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Australia

November 2022

Joint All-Domain Command and Control: The Role for Space

Tim Ryan, Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies, Mitchell Institute, United States

November 2022

Reaching for the Stars: Cultivating a Cadre of Space Specialists in the Air Force for Multi-Domain Operations

Peter Garretson, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Space Policy Initiative, American Foreign Policy Council, United States

November 2022

Fifth-Generation Command and Control: The Human Levers of Change and Characteristics of a Fifth-Generation Air Commander

Robert Vine, Squadron Leader (Ret.), Royal Australian Air Force, and Independent Defense Advisor, Australia

November 2022

Building a Layered Strategy for Artificial Intelligence in Air Power: Understanding its Application at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical Levels

Jean-Christophe Noël, Research Associate, French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) and Editor-in-Chief, Vortex, France

November 2022

Human-Machine Teaming in Air Power: Future Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global and Emerging Risks and Federico Mantellassi, Research and Project Officer, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Switzerland

November 2022

Unlocking Training Technology for Multi-Domain Operations

Dr. Tim Marler, Senior Research Engineer, RAND Corporation and Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, United States

November 2021

The AI Wave and the Future of Airpower

Dr. Michael Raska Assistant Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

November 2021

A New Battle Command Architecture for Air Force-Led All Domain Operations

David A. Deptula, Lieutenant General (Ret.), United States Air Force, Dean, Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies, United States

November 2021

Developing a Concept of Operations for Joint All-Domain Command and Control with an Embedded Role for Artificial Intelligence Applications

Sherrill Lingel, Senior Engineer, RAND Corporation, United States

November 2021

Future Options for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Assisted Decision-Making in Air Warfare

Dr. Peter Layton Visiting Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Australia

November 2021

De-Centralized Command and Control in Air Operations: Implications for Air Battle Management and Mission Command

Justin Bronk Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, United Kingdom

November 2021

Integration and Interoperability for Multi-Domain Operations in the Coalition Environment: Challenges for European Air Combat Fleets

Professor Olivier Zajec Director, Institute of Strategic and Defense Studies (IESD), Lyon University, France

November 2021

The Emerging Spectrum of Threats to the Military Use of Space and Implications for Capability Planning

Patrick Bolder, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), Royal Netherlands Air Force, Subject Matter Expert, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Netherlands

November 2021

Information Warfare and the Connected Battlefield

Dr Brett van Niekerk Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

November 2021

The Competition Continuum for Information Dominance: The Evolution and Future of Information Warfare for the Joint Force

Dr. Edwin “Leigh” Armistead Chief Editor, Journal of Information Warfare, United States

November 2021

Mosaic Warfare: The March towards Interconnectivity in US, UK, and European Airpower

Anika Torruella Senior Analyst, Janes, United States


Transitioning to Multi-Domain Operations


Unlocking future operational advantage hinges on the ability of air forces to enhance connectivity and integration across the force, allied, and partner elements so that information-sharing can occur. faster and more widely than ever before.