What Might Air Force of Future Look Like?

Posted February 23, 2016 at 6:13am

Air Force Times reports: “Fighter jets that shoot high-powered lasers. Robots that mine hours of intelligence data in milliseconds. A tactical aircraft that can think for itself.”  

“These are just a few of the cutting-edge technology breakthroughs the Air Force hopes will change the game in the future battle space.”  

“This year, the Air Force is reinvesting in science and technology, requesting $2.5 billion for S&T in its fiscal 2017 budget submission. The ask is a welcome change from FY16, when sequestration cuts forced the Air Force to reduce S&T funding, a cut reflected in the service’s deferral of critical capabilities like Global Hawk and B-2 bomber upgrades.”