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Mitchell Institute Unveils New Website

Arlington, VA | June 3, 2021 | AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies launched a new website today, unveiling a platform that will better showcase its reports, podcasts, and video interviews with leading Air Force, Space Force, and other defense, government, and industry experts.  Amid multiplying demands for aerospace power forces, the need for deeply researched and informative insight has never been greater on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon. Mitchell studies and programs challenge

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USAF Should Adapt Industry Systems for Cyber Defense, Science Chief Says

Air Force Magazine | May 18, 2021 | The Air Force should use industry systems for cybersecurity, even the information highway that the Advanced Battle Management System will run on, because the infrastructure necessary isn’t within the service’s expertise and would require a culture and a workforce the Air Force doesn’t have, service Chief Scientist Victoria Coleman said.

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Air Force: Don’t Buy Old Combat Aircraft

Forbes | January 28, 2021 The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is facing turbulent skies. Threats from China and Russia are on the rise. The Air Force aircraft inventory is the smallest and oldest in its history and the service’s purchasing power is set to further decline amid the economic ravages wrought by COVID-19.

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US Should Pull Drones From Missile Control Regime: Mitchell Institute

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration should unilaterally declare that it will no longer subject drone sales to export control restrictions under the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), says a new Mitchell Institute study. And Congress should use the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to redefine unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as aircraft, which not only remove them from MTCR restrictions but also would ease US domestic export controls, asserts the paper, “”Modernizing UAV Export Policy for

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