Frank Kendall

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall delivers a keynote address at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept 11, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)

Secretary Kendall initiates review of Department of the Air Force to ‘re-optimize’ for future conflict

“China has been re-optimizing its forces for great power competition and to prevail against the US in the western Pacific for over 20 years. We must do…
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall delivers an address to Air Force Academy cadets during their graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium on May 25, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Kendall: Generative AI tech like ChatGPT currently has limited military utility

The Air Force secretary directed the service's scientific advisory board to examine these types of capabilities and their potential military applications.
Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron munitions flight load an AIM-120D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during an integrated combat turn training event at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 3, 2021. The AIM-120D AMRAAM has been used in service since 1991, and can reach a maximum speed of Mach 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Erwin)

More drones, more problems? The Air Force needs additional missiles for collaborative combat aircraft

SASC Chairman Sen. Jack Reed said fielding these types of uncrewed systems "would compound our missile problem."
Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter’s Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Cyber task force shapes Air Force’s top investment priorities for current and future budget cycles

The Air Force did a cyber review in the Pacific that uncovered gaps in its capabilities.