st Early 21 Century Warﬁgh3ng Trends Technology, Training and Tac3cs By Edward Timperlake Key Themes § A Look Back: Harvest the Best Leave the Rest § Lessons Learned from Visits to MCAS Yuma, NAS Fallon and Nellis AFB § The Z Axis and its Impact § Applied Physics or Prac3cal Consequences § Conclusion: The Way Ahead Harvest the Best: Leave the Rest § No PlaQorm Fights Alone; § “Tron Warfare” as Increasingly Important Element; § UAVs are Not the Future of Airpower: They Are Part of the Future; • They need more realis3c opera3onal proof of concept tes3ng; • UAV vs Kine3c Killers, “tron” warriors; EW, EMP, Cyber AXacks; • They are data links in space. Leaning Forward • An S-‐Cubed Revolu3on is Fast Approaching; • Sensors-‐ Stealth-‐Speed • ADA on land and sea is becoming a very eﬀec3ve military response; § The F-‐35 as Part of Airpower Transforma3on Will Drama3cally Change Concepts of Opera3ons § Fusion Cockpit will Put Increased Emphasis on Pilot’s “Decide Act” in OODA Loop § Especially with Shared Mission Data § Ac3ve/Passive sensing will be added to opera3onal combat mission planning in big way § Tac3cal AC with strategic capabili3es § Training Ranges and Exercises (Red Flag) will give US and Allies Probably a 10-‐year Lead on Adversaries. Lessons Learned: MCAS Yuma • F-‐35 is really an F/A/E-‐ 35; • In a ground aXack mission the cockpit display gave the pilot a constant read out of AA and GA threats-‐“EW was but a buXon away;” • F-‐35 B with MV-‐22 will change USMC’s ability to execute “inser3on and withdrawal” forces globally. Lessons Learned: Nellis • Mission Data set is cri3cal and USAF knows it; • Red Flag can eventually mix and match friendlies and aggressor threats playing oﬀ F-‐22/F-‐35 and Legacy aircraf; • Russia and PLAAF cannot do this – They have no low observable aircraf with a 360 degree Fusion Cockpit. Lessons Learned: NAS Fallon • Live Virtual Construc3ve Range at Fallon will allow the complexi3es of a modern baXleﬁeld to both be inclusive and wide ranging; • The USS Gerald Ford will drama3cally change C&C for US and Allies-‐17 spaces for “cyber” conﬁgura3on and reconﬁgura3on as tac3cal situa3on develops; • Reach not Range-‐Aegis and SSG(N) working together. Prac3cal Consequences • Signal to global industry on individual and synergis3c R&D focus; • Global weapons compe33ve consor3ums will be mo3vated in R&D; • Air BaXle “management” will shif drama3cally with growing pains; • OODA same concept diﬀerent applica3on. Conclusions • Countless evolu3onary and revolu3onary aspects of 21st Century combat will be in the hands of the Squadron Pilots –as it should be! • Re-‐Norming of Airpower signiﬁcantly underway.
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