Acquisition

New Policy Paper Release: Small Satellites: Answering the Call for Space Superiority

Author: Charles Galbreath, Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies When: July 25, 2024 at 12:00 PM EDT Where: Zoom REGISTER NOW! Moderated by Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.) Key Takeaways: – SmallSats will be an essential element to deliver space superiority within the construct of Competitive Endurance – Improvements in space domain awareness and responsible counterspace operations are possible with SmallSats – The low cost, rapid development timelines, and versatility of SmallSats can keep

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Fighting the Air Base: Ensuring Decisive Combat Sortie Generation Under Enemy Fire

Arlington, VA | July 11, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Fighting the Air Base: Ensuring Decisive Combat Sortie Generation Under Enemy Fire by J. Michael Dahm, Senior Resident Fellow for Aerospace and China Studies. U.S. Air Force commanders must be prepared to fight their frontline air bases like any other weapon system. This report details why air bases must have the capacity

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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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