Air Force Science and Technology Strategy 2010
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Air Forces technological advantage is threatened by the worldwide proliferation of advanced technologies, including integrated air defenses, long-range ballistic missiles, and advanced air combat capabilities. In addition, advances in adversarial capabilities in space control and cyber warfare technologies may limit Air Force operations in air, space, and cyberspace. Some of these technologies may be achievable at relatively minimal cost, resulting in lowering the barriers to entry that have historically limited the reach and power of nonstate actors, organized militias, and radical extremists. The current world state presents a broad range of threats and an unpredictable set of challenges. Todays strategic environment requires flexibility and a shift from systems designed for fixed purposes or specific missions to those inherently more agile. The Air Force depends on its Science and Technology ST Program to discover, develop, and demonstrate high-payoff technologies needed to address the ever-changing strategic and operational environment and to sustain air, space, and cyberspace superiority in the near-, mid- and far-term. By embodying the ST Program Tenets, focusing on the Air Force ST Program Priorities, and utilizing the process of turning science into capabilities, the Air Force ST Program will provide the technological edge needed to win todays fight and prepare for tomorrows challenges.
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