Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Moseley said he’s killed the B-52 Standoff Jammer project once—when its cost ballooned from $1 billion to $7 billion—and he’s prepared to do it again if requirements get out of hand. Moseley told reporters Monday at AFA’s Air & Space Conference that the SOJ is back in the future years spending plan, but the details are still being worked out. The number to be modified could be around 36 aircraft. A big player in the final scheme for jamming will be what can be done with an unmanned vehicle that can stealthily penetrate enemy defenses, he said.
Sept. 27, 2022
As the Air Force moves forward with its efforts to operationalize the concept of agile combat employment, leaders need to embrace an iterative approach that builds on itself, recognizing that ACE may never be fully complete, said Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.