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Project Title:

Future Air Force Needs for Defense Against High-Speed Weapon Systems
PIN: DEPS-AFSB-15-01        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Air Force Studies Board DEPS

RSO: Fuller, Joan

Subject/Focus Area: Math, Chemistry, and Physics

Project Scope
The National Academies will appoint an ad hoc study committee to review US efforts to counter foreign high speed weapon system threats and make recommendations to the USAF on potential courses of action. The committee will:

1) Review the current and evolving threats, and the current and planned U.S. efforts & capabilities to counter these threats.

2) Identify current gaps and future opportunities where the USAF could provide significant contribution to the US effort to counter high-speed threats.

3) Recommend actions the USAF could take in terms of materiel, non-materiel, and technology development to address the identified opportunities and gaps in US effort s to address these threats.

The project sponsor is the Department of the Air Force.
The approximate start date is August 10, 2015.
A report will be issued at the end of the project.

Project Duration: 12 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 12/15/2015
 Meeting 2 - 03/22/2016
 Meeting 3 - 04/27/2016
 Meeting 4 - 05/16/2016
 Meeting 5 - 06/08/2016


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A Threat to America’s Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power—High-Speed, Maneuvering Weapons