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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Hypersonic Weapon Program to Reach IOC in 2020

General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, discussed the hypersonic weapons program and sixth-generation combat aircraft in an interview Friday with National Defense Magazine. According to Gen. Goldfein, the Air Force is making progress on fielding an operational hypersonic weapon, a weapon that moves at five times the speed of sound, because of the “804 authorities,” an interim approach approved by the U.S. Congress which supports rapid prototyping and rapid fielding of technology within five years of approval. 

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Gen. David Goldfein: Multidomain Ops Concept to Alter ‘Character of Modern Warfare’

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said adopting a multi-domain operations approach that connects air, ground, maritime, space, information and cyber assets in an integrated system to detect and counter threats “will change the character of modern warfare,” the Air Force reported Thursday

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Gen. David Goldfein, International Air Chiefs Discuss Space Cooperation

Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, gathered leaders from other countries to discuss various space issues, Space News reported Saturday. Leaders from Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, the U.K. and other nations attended the first conference of international air chiefs that took place at a Colorado-based facility.

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David Goldfein: DoD Requesting $135M for ‘Penetrating’ Warfighting Tech

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said at a recent event in Washington, D.C. that the Department of Defense will request $135B for warfighting capabilities intended to penetrate, National Defense reported Tuesday. The DoD’s fiscal year 2020 budget request will include stealth aircrafts like the F-35 joint strike fighter and other technologies intended to infiltrate the defense systems of adversaries.

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Gen. David Goldfein Inspects Air Force’s T-X Trainer Aircraft at Boeing Facility

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, conducted an inspection of the T-X trainer aircraft during his visit to Boeing’s production facility in St. Louis on Jan. 15, the Air Force reported Wednesday. Goldfein shared his observations on the aircraft during the inspection, including his comments on the sight lines the plane offers.

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Heather Wilson, Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Launches Efforts to Project US Power in Arctic Region

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the service has begun to develop a strategic vision for the Arctic region to ensure its capability to meet the National Defense Strategy’s objectives. “We must be ready to defend our security interests and deter aggression by major powers,” Wilson and Goldfein wrote in a Defense News commentary published Wednesday.

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