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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was asked by the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering to assess the threat of high-speed weapons and recommendations to counter the threat. This report reviews the current and evolving threats, and the current and planned U.S. efforts and capabilities to counter these threats, identifies current gaps and future opportunities where the United States Air Force (USAF) could provide significant contribution to the U.S. effort to counter high-speed threats, and recommends actions the USAF could take in terms of materiel, non-materiel, and technology development to address the identified opportunities and gaps in U.S. efforts to address these threats.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A Threat to America's Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power–High-Speed, Maneuvering Weapons: Unclassified Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/23667.

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32 pages | 7 x 10 | Ebook
ISBN: 978-0-309-45071-3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/23667

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