Gen. Charles Brown

An XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle launches at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Dec. 9, 2020. The flight successfully demonstrated the ability of new communications data to exchange information with an F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua King)

Air Force considering wide range of options to team robotic wingmen with other platforms

The Air Force plans to develop “collaborative combat aircraft” in the coming years and link them with crewed systems.
Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Air Force
Gen. Charles Q. Brown speaks during the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 26, 2018. (U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

Air Force looking for ways to make ABMS more affordable, compatible

The Air Force is pursuing a new Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) architecture to better link sensors and shooters.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. answers a question from 1st Lt. Dylan Brown, Kessel Run government engagement lead, during an interview following a tour of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 12, Kessel Run, at their headquarters in Boston, Feb. 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Maki)

Top Air Force general champions power of code during software factory visit

The Air Force's chief of staff might not be a software engineer himself, but he says code is vitally important to meeting future threats