What would the air force 20 years from now?

Within the project “air force 2030” engaged in the preparations for new technologies, changes in the composition and even the environment.

תאריך: 03/04/2012, 12:45    
מחבר: ליה שנל, אתר חיל האוויר

The year is 2030, and air force. Investing in expensive planes coming from delayed left it with no budget for new technologies that have been developed, and
The force struggling to control the many tasks assigned to it. Air Defense command tries to deal with many missile threats from all sides and there is a severe shortage of technicians. Titles
The papers are calling, and pilots are afraid because the next war.

This horror scenario and ways to avoid it, was just one of the issues which have occupied the teams of IAF project 2030 “, work on which began three years ago.
And ended just now. Over three Corps officials raised questions, and studies the status of future air force of Israel, without hesitating to propose solutions
The various problems that may arise. New technologies, changes in the composition and even the environment received thorough treatment, and above all creative.

Busy organization like the IAF hit workouts, and operational bases and not missing. In many tasks, it is hard to stop and think what to do next year, and probably hard to imagine what will happen in 20 years.

“The IAF future experts, and we need to create collaboration and teamwork to achieve relevant results and practicality,” says Maj. Nimrod Segev, head of Department
Long-term planning in the planning and organization that has coordinated the project. “Therefore we have decided to share with people across the force, because if the study done by the roles themselves are the ones who implement the conclusions”.

The solution was both hailies workshops, and senior officers. At the end were nine work teams on selected topics, including a range of varying owners and academics in the relevant disciplines. “In fact, each team performed a research on a particular topic, dropped to human red team, which explored possible failures and how to avoid them,” explains major. Finally the conclusions were presented to the Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. ido nehushtan, decide which ones to get.

Some conclusions are presented below were adopted immediately, such as the proposal to add the word “vision”. Some declared the future want, like establishing the Academy as part of track in service of the IAF, which will make him more relevant, competitive environment and some of the suggestions were rejected.

The young pilot was last December probably haven’t considered it, but some probably still serve in the air force in the next 20 years. With which systems they work? What changes will occur? “Probably will be the force’s professionalism and akdmizatia,
Because the systems are so complex that it takes years to learn how to play “, and says major.

Other areas that will be developed are the cyber space and network activity, and the need to deal
With vast amounts of information quickly enough. “Pilots learn how to deal with excess information, because there are limits to human processing ability. We have also learned to rely on computerized systems that help to filter the information and priorities “.

It’s hard to know if the future does indeed have systems that tell the pilot how to fly or is Basic.
The air force really runs on solar energy. “There are many things that we know today, for example, that the storm aircraft (F-16I) are still in service, and the space program of the State of Israel has been closed for many years”, major. “But everything else is just speculation. What happens? We know only in -2030 “.

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Translated from Hebrew