Accession Number:

ADA562237

Title:

Technology Horizons: A Vision for Air Force Science and Technology 2010-30

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

CHIEF SCIENTIST (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

239.0

Abstract:

Technology Horizons is our vision for key Air Force science and technology investments over the next decade that will provide us with truly game-changing capabilities to meet our strategic and joint force responsibilities. The coming decades hold high promise for amazing new capabilities across the air, space, and cyber domains. Yet the Air Force and our nation will also be confronted with substantial strategic, technology, and budget challenges. Our greatest advances will come with a focused investment of resources in the most promising technologies. The vision in Technology Horizons provides the shared awareness of the challenges and opportunities that will enable us to achieve this focus. Technology Horizons presents a clearly articulated and credible assessment of the strategic environment and enduring realities we face. It outlines a set of overarching themes that defines attributes our future Air Force systems will need to prevail. New technology-enabled capabilities are envisioned that meet key needs, including long-range strike, deterrence tools, cyber resilience, energy efficiency, and automation and enhanced human-machine interfaces, to help our most valuable asset our Airmen be even more effective than today. We believe the Air Force must boldly move forward to advance these technologies through the dedicated, creative, and focused efforts of our science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. The future is ours to shape.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE