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  • Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DoD to Collaborate on Devt of Strategy to Address Potential Nuclear Threats

    The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will help the Defense Department develop a strategy to address potential nuclear missile issues brought by its connectivity to the rest of the warfighting system, Nextgov reported Friday.Patrick Tucker writes Werner J.A. Dahm, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board chair, said nuclear systems such as the
  • Air Force Scientific Advisory Board takes second look at Penetrating Counterair

    As the Air Force refines its vision for its Penetrating Counterair platform, the service’s next standoff aircraft to address air superiority gaps, the USAF’s Scientific Advisory Board will undertake a separate study of the PCA.The USAF Scientific Advisory Board announced its fiscal year 2017 studies last week, which will focus on PCA, nuclear
  • The unmanned wingman: high-speed drones to support fighter aircraft

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has secured a contract to explore the use of high-speed drones to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. Simply put such an unprecedented capability would provide fighter jets with a wingman capable of advanced tactical manoeuvrability. Claire Apthorp takes a look at what’s planned. In October
  • 'Firework' Drones Swarm the Sky, Setting New World Record

    Fireworks sparkled in the night sky over a football field in Germany recently, but no one heard a single boom. That's because the fireworks show was, in fact, a swarm of 500 LED-lit drones aiming to break a world record. The pyrotechnics-free display was part of Intel Corporation's fake-fireworks drone program. With a 500-drone fleet, Intel broke
  • U.S. Air Force Chief Scientist Says Hypersonic Weapons Ready by 2020s

    The Air Force will likely have high-speed, long-range and deadly hypersonic weapons by the 2020s, providing kinetic energy destructive power able to travel thousands of miles toward enemy targets at five-times the speed of sound.“Air speed makes them much more survivable and hard to shoot down. If you can put enough fuel in them that gets them a
  • Dan Clark talk affirms Air Force Green Dot initiatives with resiliency message

    One of the top 10 speakers in the world visited here Aug. 24 to speak to a crowded theater of Desert Lightning Team members about leadership and the art of significance.  Among Dan Clark’s messages on “achieving a level beyond success,” he said the Air Force initiatives with its new Green Dot program essentially align with the very same core values
  • Air Force Association recognized the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

    The Central Florida Chapter of the Air Force Association recognized the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for Advancing Air Force Research and Development at the chapter's Air Force Gala banquet in Orlando, Florida on February 24th. The board was designated a Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellow in the Air Force Association. Dr. Eli Niewood,
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