On 20 March 2019, RUSI brought together a conference that re-examined what the optimal survivability mix might look like in the late 2020s and 2030s, in light of current trends of both combat air systems design and emerging disruptive threat technologies.
The scale and highly integrated nature of the US’s Multi-Domain Operations concept for future warfare requires coordination, mutual understanding of capabilities and permissions sharing between armed services. These exceed what NATO allies can currently achieve
In initiating action against ISIS in Syria, the US operation sees combat use of the F-22 stealth fighter for the first time and Gulf states deploying their air assets for power projection in the region.
The Pentagon recently agreed a contract for its next-generation, nuclear-capable Long Range Strike Bomber. But questions remain about reported plans for the bomber to be ‘optionally manned’ in its conventional role, while funding may also prove an issue