Michael Fantini: USAF Warfighting Integration Unit Focusing on Future Combat Scenarios

At a recent Air Force Association event, Maj. Gen. Michael Fantini, director of the U.S. Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, predicts warfighting will be the evolutionary, revolutionary and disruptive baseline, National Defense reported Tuesday. Fantini said the baseline concept involves increasing the service's 312 squadrons to 386, while the evolutionary option focuses on integrating emerging technologies into current aircraft and spacecraft.

He added that the revolutionary concept revolves around operating aircraft from remote locations. The last disruptive option covers more futuristic ideas such as drone swarming, low-cost expendable drones and robotic wingmen.

AFWIC is working to establish cross-functional teams to focus on developing capabilities for USAF missions such as command, control, communications and computers; precision navigation and timing; and other efforts such as hypersonics and directed energy.

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