Speed is Life: Why Mach and Maneuverability Dominate in 2030

Next-gen fighters should emphasize speed, maneuverability, and directed energy weapons to preserve US dominance in the air domain.

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Swarm Weapons: Demonstrating a Swarm Intelligent Algorithm for Parallel Attack

Swarming weapon systems are feasible for several different concepts of employment in the future fight.

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Podcast: Interview with CMSgt William C. Markham (Retired)

  Podcast: Interview with CMSgt William C. Markham (Retired)   In a contested environment we will need to become less

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Power Competition: The Dynamic Evolution of Public Affairs

In the midst of exponential technological advancement, military communicators must also evolve. To better leverage the power of information, the

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Making Ideas Into Reality and the Future of R&D

MIT’s Media Lab produces cutting edge technology by allowing students and faculty to pursue innovative research projects without the burden

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OTH Video: Beyond the Theory – A Framework for Multi-Domain Operations

In the future operating environment, to successfully deter and defeat our adversaries, we must better understand how the domains interact and their basic principles.

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OTH Video Primer 2: Reality of Hypersonic Weapons

Reality of Hypersonic Weapons: Lt Col Anderson explains the basics of hypersonics and implications for this technology for use in the future security environment.

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Defense Acquisition: The System Is Our Battlefield

The acquisition process is built for peacetime and is hindering US ability to rapidly develop and deliver technologies to the warfighter.

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Swarming Intelligence: Concept to Reality

Two decades of swarming optimization research lay the groundwork for the development of physical swarming techniques.

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Application of Autonomy: Swarming Systems Implications for Design, Processes, and Policy of Swarming Weapon Systems

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.

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Multi-Domain Operations Security

OPSEC is one of many information related capabilities that must evolve in the next few years to ensure our military protects its future critical information.

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Countering Hypersonic Threats with Directed Energy

In this article, the author presents an argument for a plausible defense for countering hypersonic threats through the use of directed energy.

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***OTH ANNIVERSARY*** FIFTH GENERATION WARFARE AND OTHER MYTHS: CLARIFYING MUDDLED THINKING IN OUR CURRENT DEFENSE DEBATES

This article explores some of the myths one frequently sees as the US DoD attempts to build a force with purpose in the emerging operational environment.

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FIFTH GENERATION WARFARE: EMERGING NAVAL COMBAT CLOUDS

Peter Layton explores how future warfighting concepts and network/combat cloud design are now interdependent – with the actual platform design of more secondary importance. He notes how, in moving to a fifth-generation force, networks and combat clouds are the fundamental building blocks and we need to get them right.

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FIFTH GENERATION WARFARE AND OTHER MYTHS: CLARIFYING MUDDLED THINKING IN OUR CURRENT DEFENSE DEBATES

Much of the debate over future force structure, command and control, and strategy writ large is littered with unexplored assumptions and muddled thinking. This article explores some of the most recent examples of imprecise language, unqualified assumptions, and outright myths one frequently sees as the US Department of Defense attempts to build a ready force that can match lethality and military effectiveness with purpose in the emerging operational environment.

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Strategic Rationale for Deep Space Operations

Authors Jefferson, Hans, and Wehrle use historical examples and national security to discuss the importance of deep space exploration and the requirement for advanced propulsion systems.

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