Current research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA investigates the realm of the possible and provides insight into future force structures. DARPA is pursuing critical breakthrough technologies to enable a dispersion of assets while maintaining concentrated effects. In particular, this article presents breakthrough research in disaggregated capabilities, hypersonic strike weapons, and directed energy. These capabilities will be essential for operations in anti-accessarea denial A2AD regions and offer to replace the monolithic manned platforms with a network of integrated systems disaggregated across teams of manned and unmanned air vehicles. Coupled with hypersonic standoff-strike munitions and enhanced directed-energy capabilities, these technologies provide a viable option for maintaining a credible global strike capability.
Journal Article - Open Access
Strategic Studies Quarterly , 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001,