Asymmetric Dialogue

Future Air Force Fighters to Operate With Decentralized C2

The Air Force is training its fighter jets to attack and destroy enemy air and ground targets without needing to rely upon large centralized ground-based command and control systems, given the quickening pace at which adversaries are developing “jamming,” electronic warfare and cyber attack technologies.
Citing the intensity with which near-peer adversaries are accelerating methods of attacking command and control systems, GPS and other networking technologies, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said air combat operations will need to succeed without connecting to a broader command and control network.