Air Force Magazine
Год / месяц: 2016/8
Формат: PDF - 22 MB
Air Force Magazine - журнал Ассоциации военнослужащих и ветеранов ВВС США
4 Editorial: Meet the People Behind the Bases.
Air Force Magazine bids a fond farewell to “Airpower Classics” and launches “Namesakes.”
24 The Third Offset
By John A. Tirpak
It’s a mindset.
30 Making Space More Military
By Jennifer Hlad
Air Force Space Command needs resilient systems and a warrior mentality.
36 Pilot Shortage
By Will Skowronski
It may take a decade for the Air Force
to dig out of its latest pilot shortage.
42 Reconnaissance Never Sleeps
By Brian W. Everstine
USAF’s airborne recon capabilities evolve in the face of constantly changing threats.
48 The Promise and Peril of 3-D Printing
By Gideon Grudo
Can high-tech additive manufacturing solve USAF’s parts obsolescence problems?
52 Reapers and the RPA Resurgence
Text by Will Skowronski
The MQ-9 can perform strike, coordination, and reconnaissance against high-value targets.
62 Inventing NATO
By John T. Correll
The United States did not want to keep its forces in Europe after World War II, much less join an Atlantic alliance.
6 Index to Advertisers
9 Senior Staff Changes
10 Action in Congress: Stopping the Streak
11 Aperture: Fifth gen vacuum cleaners; Two vs. two yawners; F-35s in
Oz; ALIS in wonderland ....
14 Screen Shot
16 Air Force World
22 Infographic: Technology Readiness Levels Explained
47 Keeper: Come the Revolution
73 AFA National Leaders
80 Airpower Classics: F-22 Raptor