The current DoD hypersonic weapon investment strategy is untenable over the next three to four years which will widen the capability gap with Russia and China. The investment strategy needs to be streamlined based on acquisition, test, and fiscal realities to field a hypersonic weapon by 2023. In order to enable success, the DoD should begin to consolidate the hypersonic weapon efforts to one per service to help alleviate budgets, focus requirements, and reduce competition at test facilities.Read more
This OTH Anniversary article takes a look at the need for increased information sharing across programs in order for multi domain operations to be successful.Read more
“The early bird gets the worm. The early worm… gets eaten” – Norm Augustine With support from the highest levelsRead more
The defense acquisition system fails to deliver on the promise of equipping the warfighters with an advantage over the enemy.Read more
Delivery of swarming systems to the warfighter will not be hindered by the technology development, but rather the processes and procedures in which to implement this technology.Read more
Everything ran in its own compartment. I think that far more than people realize, it was a tragedy of bureaucraticRead more
Change in the operational environment between now and 2036 requires the Air Force to aggressively develop a vertical and/or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) tactical airlift platform.
By Matthew Andrews
“Do you want it fast, cheap, or good? You only get two.” The Defense Acquisition System provides limited utility for the warfighter in procuring effective and suitable equipment in a timely and cost-effective manner.
By Michael Morgan