Publications

Digital Engineering: Accelerating the Defense Acquisition & Development Cycle in an Era of Strategic Competition

Arlington, VA | May 22, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Digital Engineering: Accelerating the Defense Acquisition & Development Cycle in an Era of Strategic Competition by Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow, with Brian Morra, Non-Resident Visiting Fellow. Today’s Department of the Air Force is in crisis and faces severe capability and capacity shortfalls across nearly every mission area. Despite the need to

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Accelerating 5th Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge

Arlington, VA | June 29, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Accelerating 5th Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge by Lt Gen Joseph Guastella, USAF (Ret.), Senior Fellow at The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; Douglas Birkey, Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute; and Lt Col Eric Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.). The Air Force faces a severe fighter aircraft

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Bolstering Arctic Domain Awareness to Deter Air & Missile Threats to the Homeland

Arlington, VA | June 22, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Bolstering Arctic Domain Awareness to Deter Air & Missile Threats to the Homeland by Caitlin Lee, Senior Fellow at the Mitchell Institute.  The Arctic has remained an attractive attack vector for both U.S. and Russian long-range aviation and missiles since the earliest days of the Cold War. The growing Arctic

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