This report assesses potential cost savings available through use of a three-year block buy contract for procurement of F-35 aircraft during fiscal years 2018-2020 -- approximately $2.1 billion, or 4.9 percent of the cost of annual contracting.
Jul 18, 2018
This report presents a modeling framework designed to identify basing locations for the F-35A fleet and training range locations that minimize flying costs associated with composite force training exercises for combat mission-ready pilots.
Dec 14, 2016
Documents the modeling framework Project AIR FORCE developed to evaluate combat support requirements, basing posture vulnerabilities, operational resilience, and potential mitigation strategies to support combat operations in a denied environment.
Jul 7, 2015
Feature stories discuss the implications of climate change for the Colorado River Basin and the Sierra Nevada, the burdens borne by military caregivers, the drawbacks of joint aircraft programs, and growing inequalities across the European Union.
Apr 1, 2014
Incorporating different service requirements in a single joint aircraft design can lead to greater program complexity, increased technical risk, and weight in excess of what an individual service needs, and these factors can increase program costs.
Jan 22, 2014
These appendixes explain the methodology used in an analysis of whether multiservice joint aircraft acquisition programs actually save Life Cycle Cost.
Dec 16, 2013
This report analyzes whether multiservice joint aircraft acquisition programs actually save Life Cycle Cost, and the implications that joint fighter programs can have for the health of the industrial base and operational and strategic risk.
Dec 16, 2013
This report defines and investigates the potential of motion imagery processing and exploitation (MIPE) systems to enable military intelligence analysts to respond to the current information deluge and exploit a range of motion imagery collections.
Dec 4, 2013
This briefing describes a suite of tools to help the Air Force think through future roles for remotely piloted aircraft.
May 30, 2012
The Iraq War has created new challenges and opportunities for U.S. policy in the Middle East by affecting the regional balance of power, local views of U.S. credibility, the stability of Arab regimes, and the future of al-Qa'ida.
Feb 22, 2010
Saudi-Iranian Relations Since the Fall of Saddam: Rivalry, Cooperation, and Implications for U.S. Policy
Surveys Saudi-Iranian relations since 2003, focusing on how they have affected and been affected by the major events in the Persian Gulf and the Levant, as well as the implications for U.S. policy.
Mar 3, 2009
Flexibility and Sensitivity to Local Concerns Are Crucial to Long-Term U.S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan
This research brief discusses long-term U.S. security relationships with Iraq, Afghanistan, and the surrounding regions.
Jul 10, 2008
Frames potential long-term U.S. security relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan in a regional context and posits roles of U.S. forces, especially the Air Force, in supporting these relationships under a variety of contingencies.
Jun 17, 2008