Air Force Research Institute

Email Updates
To sign up for updates please enter your E-Mail below.


Follow button Follow us on Twitter Air Force Research Institute on LinkedIn
AFRI Thumbnail

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...

AFRI Thumbnail

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<...

AFRI Thumbnail

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 ...


Beale Air Force Base during the Cold War, Images of America

Beale Air Force Base during the Cold War, Images of America, by James B. Quest. Arcadia Publishing, 2014, 128 pp., $21.99 (softcover).

James Quest's Beale Air Force Base during the Cold War, part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, combines plenty of vintage photographs with a minimum of text to explain their significance. The author does an adequate, though unbalanced, job of capturing the Cold War sights and flavor of Beale AFB, located in California. The introduction relates the Army's use of the base during World War II as Camp Beale and the early Air Force's utilization of it as a bombing and gunnery range after the war.

Chapter 1, "SCARWAF," discusses the Special Category Army Reassigned with the Air Force units there, with photos of the... Read Full Review