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The Nuclear Option: Long Range Strike & The Case For Dual-Use

Date Posted:  10/29/2015

The Air Force is also considering whether or not to pursue a new air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). The new ALCM – known in defense circles as the long-range standoff (LRSO) weapon – would possess advanced capabilities to increase the chances of success and against modern air defenses. Like the new bombers that may one day empl...

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Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems into Non-Segregated Airspace

Date Posted:  10/16/2015

By Major André Haider, DEU Army, JAPCC
By Laura Samsó, ESP, Centurion Technologies Consulting LLC

In recent years, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have been the aviation industry’s most dynamic growth sector and this trend is expected to continue. Market studies estimate that worldwide spending on RPAS will nearly double over the next decade, totalling almost $91 billion in the next ten years.1<...

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Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence

Date Posted:  10/15/2015

Inaugural 2015 China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Conference, entitled Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence. My associates and I are delighted that you joined us for what promises to be an informative and thought-provoking day devoted to learning more and sharing views on Chinese aerospace capabilities.

We are joined today by individuals from government, think tanks, and ...


Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight

Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight edited by Steven J. Dick. National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Program Office (, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546, 2015, 664 pages, $35.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-62683-026-4. Available as a free download from

The prospect and inherent awe of spaceflight have captivated society since the beginning of the twentieth century. Authors like H. G. Wells, writing of concepts before their time, exposed the common man to the possibility of space travel—well before Sputnik was even conceived. Sixty-three years after publication of The War of the Worlds, cosmon... Read Full Review