Accession Number : ADA319868

Title :   2025 Executive Summary.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Kelley, Jay W.

PDF Url : ADA319868

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Many things have changed since the United States entered World War II on the wings of airmen. The challenges we face today are more complex. The lead times are longer, the time of engagements shorter, the numbers of airmen and airplanes smaller, the systems more complicated, missiles more prevalent, and a reliance on space-based assets common. Precision, range, lethality, speed, and versatility are all greater than in the past. Such change will continue and could make today as unfamiliar to future airmen as the past is to today's military personnel. Preparing now for the military challenges of the twenty-first century is central to our national security. Key to preserving the future security of the US are the integration of information technologies with air and space capabilities and the connectivity for distributed, demand-driven systems. Having these capabilities helps produce what we call the "Vigilant Edge." That is a condition of advantage, of watchful superiority, in using air and space power to help preserve the nation and protect our interests.

Descriptors :   *SPACE SYSTEMS, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, AIRCRAFT, COCKPITS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, LETHALITY, WINGS, LEAD TIME.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE