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5th Generation Air Battle Management

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in partnership with the Air Power Development Centre of the Australian Department of Defence are please to present a new paper in which author Chris Westwood explores a series of operational, technical and human elements associated with the move towards a 5th Generation battlespace, through the lens of the Air Battle Management environment. The paper presents a simple model which aims to help a broad audience understand what 5th Generation is, why it is real, and why attempting to fight a 5th Generation battle with a 3rd or 4th Generation battle management system is becoming increasingly untenable. FOREWORD: The U.S.-Australia alliance is a corner

Failure is not an Option: Changing the Paradigm on Air Force Logistics

ARLINGTON, VA (September 10, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, "Failure is not an Option: Changing the Paradigm on Air Force Logistics” by Lt Col Lucas Choate, United States Air Force. Lt Col Choate is currently assigned to Headquarters Air Force in the Executive Action Group as a speechwriter for the Air Force Chief of Staff. He previously served as the Commander, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, NM,and has multiple deployments with joint and special operations units. He is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and is Airborne and Air Ass

USAF Fighter Force Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of the F-35 and F-15EX Programs

ARLINGTON, VA (September 8, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, "Procurement for the United States Air Force's Future Fighter Capabilities: A Comparative Analysis of the F-35 and F-15EX Programs” by U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Kade J. Leonard. An Electrical and Computer Engineering major, Leonard intends to pursue a career as an Air Force pilot. As the Air Force anticipates a new period of great power competition, current procurement decisions take on an increasingly critical role. Chief among these is the choice between procuring the F-15EX or expanding the F-35 program. Given the changing threat

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