Accession Number : ADA327682

Title :   2025 Operational Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Jack A, Jr. ; Jones, Brian L. ; Lehmkuhl, Lee J.

PDF Url : ADA327682

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : In the summer of 1995 the Air Force chief of staff tasked Air University to do a year long study, 2025, to generate ideas and concepts on the capabilities the United States will require to possess the dominant air and space forces in the future, detail new or high leverage concepts for employing air and space power, and to detail technologies required to enable the capabilities envisioned. To support this goal a 2025 study team conducted an operational analysis to identify high value system concepts and their enabling technologies in a way that was objective, traceable, and robust. This analysis determined which of the 2025 system concepts show the greatest potential for enhancing future air and space capabilities and which embedded technologies have the highest leverage in making the high value system concepts a reality. The 2025 study produced a number of excellent system concepts for employing air and space power in the future. Analysis of the highest value system concepts indicated that the effort to occupy the high ground of the future will require air and space forces to possess increased awareness and to control the medium of space.

Descriptors :   *AIR POWER, *SPACE WARFARE, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, COMBAT READINESS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, AIR LAUNCHED, AIR FORCE PLANNING, SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, UNMANNED SPACECRAFT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE