ASOR: Air & Space Operations Review

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The journal encourages thoughtful debate in the form of scholarly feedback to our articles. For publication consideration, reviews/commentaries on our articles must range between 1,000 and 2,000 words, be appropriately footnoted (narrative footnotes are not permitted), and upon acceptance, will be sent to the article author for an opportunity to respond to the critique. Once finalized, the resulting review and reply will be featured in an upcoming journal issue.

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Tailwinds Podcast

  1. Tailwinds Episode 5 Lt Col Dan Sanders

    Lt Col Dan Sanders, PhD, discusses his Air & Space Operations Review article from our Summer 2022 issue, "Space Force Culture: A Dialogue of Competing Traditions," in which he argues that four historical cultural traditions exist in the Space Force: engineers, operators, integrators, and warfighters. This history has implications for service culture; Space Force leaders wanting to shape service culture should understand these traditions at work today.
  2. Tailwinds Ep 4 WilmerBettinger

    The latest episode of Tailwinds features 1st Lt Adam Wilmer and Lt Col Robert Bettinger, PhD, discussing their article, "Beyond the High Ground: A Taxonomy for Earth-Moon System Operations," featured in the Summer 2022 issue of Air & Space Operations Review.
  3. Tailwinds Episode 3, Dr. Brian Fry

    In this episode of Tailwinds, we visit with Dr. Brian Fry about his articles, "Mobilizing Uniformed Scientists and Engineers," in the Fall 2021 issue of Air & Space Power Journal and "Taking the Brakes Off Uniformed Scientists and Engineers," in the Spring 2022 issue of Air & Space Operations Review."

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    ASOR Lead Editor

    Letter from the lead editor of the Air & Space Operations Review journal.

Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • Combat Drones in Ukraine
    Adam Lowther and Mahbube K. Siddiki

    Without a large conventional air force, the Ukrainian military is employing a number of high- and low-end imported and domestically produced drones to devastating effect against Russian forces.

  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Control Latency during Air-to-Air Combat
    David L. Thirtyacre

    RPA command-and-control latency could play a significant role during beyond-line-of-sight engagements in future conflicts. This study finds technology-induced latency has a similar effect as slow human decision making resulting in lower performance.

  • Refocusing Reapers: Tangible Improvements Today That Prepare for the Future
    Geoffrey T. Barnes

    A two-stage approach will refocus MQ-9 training and development efforts for the remainder of its life to wring additional value from the weapon system and accelerate changes to meet future challenges.

Scientists and Engineers

  • DoD Labs: Back to the Future
    Edie Williams and John Fischer

    Current challenges facing the DoD Lab enterprise require rethinking the lab business model to retain the best of the workforce and leverage the broader US R&D ecosystem.


From Our Friends/Par Avion

  • Canada’s “Open Door” on 9/11: Adapting NORAD
    Anessa L. Kimball

    A retrospective analysis of NORAD’s response to 9/11 reveals its structural flexibility. Importantly, NORAD must engage with partners through identified processes to respond to continued continental and global uncertainties.

  • Hypersonics: Between Rhetoric and Reality
    David Pappalardo

    The changes that the deployment of hypersonics and other more accessible missile technologies could introduce into the French national defense strategy must continue to be assessed in both their offensive and defensive dimensions, nuclear as well as conventional, and within all armed services.

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