The focus on distributed operations – Maritime DO, the USMC EABOs, and the Air Force agile…Read More »
On. 6 October 2001, Kenneth Maxwell published a piece on Afghanistan on a Brazilian website, which…Read More »
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The focus on distributed operations – Maritime DO, the USMC EABOs, and the Air Force agile combat employment – fits the capabilities of the Osprey – with its speed, range, air refuelable capability – perfectly. It is both an enabler of distributed operations and a benefactor from such operations. It can create distributed points of operation, and can leverage them. The payload revolution associated with distributed operations is enabling the emergence of a kill web force. Ed Timperlake and I have written a book on the coming of the maritime kill web force and explained in detail the nature of such operations. But a key to being able to do so is the C2-ISR revolution which can proliferate payloads to be inserted in air, ground, space and maritime...