Change is hard, losing is unacceptable, right? We don’t have a choice about this if we want to win.
Vol. 107, No. 1
Frank Kendall ordered in September a sweeping review of five lines of effort across the department, seeking to uproot the impediments to current and future readiness.
He’s always got a mind on the future and making sure that the decisions we make today aren’t trapped in the environment of today.
We’re trying to articulate a requirement to the Space Force that we need to be able to have sustained space maneuver.
The Mitchell Institute conducted a wargame and associated studies to assess how a family of uncrewed Collaborative Combat Aircraft could increase the lethality, survivability, and capacity of the Air Force’s air superiority forces for operations in highly contested environments.
Having focused the services’ modernization efforts around seven Operational Imperatives designed to accelerate the injection of new capabilities into the force, Kendall is now setting his sights on organizational impediments to change.
There is no real guidebook for aircrews on how to adjust their body clock and their circadian rhythm to perform on a different shift. Each individual is trying to navigate that on their own without guidance.
The CCA is envisioned as an uncrewed, relatively low-observable aircraft that can escort or coordinate with crewed aircraft, performing missions such as electronic warfare, defense suppression, as a communications node or as a flying extra magazine of weapons.
WORLD Airpower: Force Design 2050; AFFORGEN; New F-15EX fighters arrive.
WORLD: Space: Space Command reaches FOC; New Space Force Exercise, Red Skies; Space Planes most watched on orbit; SDA getting 18 more transport layer satellites.
WORLD: Weapons: Sentinel 37% Over Cost; USAF orders 1,500 SDBs; WC-135 Nuke Sniffer Upgrade.
WORLD: Safety: Deadly Osprey Crash; B-1 crash at Ellsworth.
WORLD: People: BAH rises 5.4%; CMSAF Bass concerned about Airmen's compensation; Kadena Maintainers win DOD honors.
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