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HACM contract winners see opportunities for producing less expensive hypersonics at higher rates

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Raytheon Technologies and its industry partner Northrop Grumman have been tapped to develop a new air-launched Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile (HACM) for the Air Force.

Air Force leaders eye deeper tech integration with allies earlier in development

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Air-focused military chiefs from across the world have been engaging on how to better share information and integrate technology.

Air Force eyeing potential allied contributions of robotic wingmen

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Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown sees unmanned collaborative combat aircraft as the wave of the future.

Air Force considering wide range of options to team robotic wingmen with other platforms

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The Air Force plans to field robotic wingmen in the coming years and team them with manned fighter jets. However, it is still pondering a variety of other types of crewed platforms that could be linked with the new uncrewed systems, according to the service’s top officer. Introducing unmanned “collaborative combat aircraft” (CCA) as part of a new family of systems for the Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program is a…

Air Force looking for ways to make ABMS more affordable, compatible

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The Air Force is pursuing an Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) architecture to better link sensors and shooters on the battlefield. As part of that effort, the service is trying to find ways to connect different platforms to its data networks without breaking the bank. Some platforms will be easier to integrate into ABMS than others, noted Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. “When you look…