There are many breakthrough warfighting technologies available to U.S. Air Force planners, but perhaps only 10-20% of the projects have any chance of being funded for the foreseeable future, according to the service’s chief of staff. The concepts include weaponry — both kinetic and directed energy — for the intercept of enemy ballistic missiles and the attack of low-orbiting space objects, as well as warheads that destroy, befuddle and misinform enemy electronics. They come in various ...

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