Future Warfighting

May 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine


The U.S. Defense Department’s "Joint Operational Access Concept" (JOAC) addresses the threat of future enemies using anti-access/area-denial capabilities to prevent U.S. forces from operating freely in combat theaters. Preparing in advance to thwart these activities and projecting force will increase U.S. successes during forthcoming battles.

May 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2012
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine


The CH-47 Chinook helicopter, which has been used for decades to transport troops and supplies across the battlefield, potentially could fly without a crew if the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility Sensor System (AACUS) is installed.

Future unmanned helicopters will replace deadly logistics convoys.