Robots will join the Combat Air Forces within the next decade, flying alongside manned airplanes, bearing extra munitions, assisting with surveillance and jamming, and even making kamikaze attacks to defend their wingmen. These Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Systems (LCAAS), in development since 2015, seek to affordably increase the size and capability of the fleet without adding more pilots or the airborne life-support systems they require.
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The Air Force Force Generation model will completely overhaul the way the service trains, equips, and deploys its forces.
The gap between Earth orbit and the moon is open, uncharted, and undefended.
STAR Command Stands Up
Preparing Guardians for the future is STARCOM’s most important role.
Heroes and Leaders: No Other Way
When Steven Bennett made his decision, he was well aware that no pilot had ever ditched an OV-10 and survived.
Outstanding Airmen of the Year
The Outstanding Airman Program annually recognizes 12 enlisted members for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements.
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Strategy & Policy: The Russian Way of War
The Russian armed forces doctrine is to merge “defensive and offensive constructs without clear distinction
The Air Force Association’s 2021 Air, Space & Cyber Conference; Kendall on China; Raymond on the Space Force; New B-52 Engines; and more ...
Faces of the Force
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AFA in Action
AFA honors WWII Bombardier, Lt. Armand Sedgeley; Texas CAP siblings earn Spaatz Award.