Mitchell Institute Policy Paper Release
On September 16th The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies released their fourth Mitchell Institute Policy Paper, Evolving Technologies and Warfare in the 21st Century: Introducing the “Combat Cloud,” by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.). The paper highlights an operating paradigm for US and allied military forces where information, data management, connectivity, and command and control (C2) become core mission priorities. According to Deptula, the basis of the “Third Offset Strategy” will be the ubiquitous and seamless sharing of information. Current and future weapon systems will become sensorshooter nodes that form a “combat cloud” with the potential to deliver much greater combat capability than the traditional segregated use of individual systems.