Publications

The Coming 5G Evolution in Network Centric Warfare: The Sensor Saturation Theory

ARLINGTON, VA (November 17, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “The Coming 5G Evolution in Network Centric Warfare: The Sensor Saturation Theory” by Lt Col Anthony Tingle, United States Army retired. Lt Col Tingle was formerly the Concepts Evaluation Branch Chief at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. He holds a PhD in public policy from George Mason

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Understanding the Promise of Skyborg and Low-Cost Attritable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

ARLINGTON, VA (October 1, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Understanding the Promise of Skyborg and Low-Cost Attritable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments at the Mitchell Institute, and Lukas Autenried, Senior Analyst at the Mitchell Institute. In the face of rising great power threats and a potential defense budget downturn, the U.S. Air

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Failure is not an Option: Changing the Paradigm on Air Force Logistics

ARLINGTON, VA (September 10, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Failure is not an Option: Changing the Paradigm on Air Force Logistics” by Lt Col Lucas Choate, United States Air Force. Lt Col Choate is currently assigned to Headquarters Air Force in the Executive Action Group as a speechwriter for the Air Force Chief of Staff. He previously served

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USAF Fighter Force Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of the F-35 and F-15EX Programs

ARLINGTON, VA (September 8, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Procurement for the United States Air Force’s Future Fighter Capabilities: A Comparative Analysis of the F-35 and F-15EX Programs” by U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Kade J. Leonard. An Electrical and Computer Engineering major, Leonard intends to pursue a career as an Air Force pilot. As the Air Force

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Resolving America’s Defense Strategy-Resource Mismatch: The Case for Cost-Per-Effect Analysis

ARLINGTON, VA (July 8, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, “Resolving America’s Defense Strategy-Resource Mismatch: The Case for Cost-Per-effect Analysis” by Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Dean of the Mitchell Institute, and Douglas Birkey, Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute. Recognizing the fiscal realities driven by COVID-19 and that the Department of Defense’s mission demand will not decline, the authors advocate

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The RAF Eighty Years on from the Battle of Britain

ARLINGTON, VA (July 2, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “The RAF Eighty Years on from the Battle of Britain” by Kevin Billings. He is an Honorary Group Captain in the Royal Air Force and a member of 601 (County of London) Squadron, as well as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Power. He was

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