In the offices of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Dr. Will Roper explains to reporters what he’s been building. He is into weaponized artificial intelligence persistent dRONES; genetically edited bioweapons, human augmentation and offense weaponry for the 21st century battlefield.
He believes digital engineering is at the core of what it takes to make the hardware models that could create better defensive capabilities for the United States 21st century battlefield business model. If you come to the table with the TEN skills that help you win at work in urban cities, they will serve you well for going into Air Force engineering roles.
If you can get experience with eSeries hardware, you become well situated to master the design, assemblage and testing of Next Generation Air Dominance aircraft — designed to replace the FA-18 Hornet.
Roper’s budget is over $1.5 billion to play around with new ideas. He builds and ships new models of hypervelocity artillery, multipurpose missiles, smartphone-navigating weapons, big-data-enabled sensing, 3D printed systems, fighter avatars and fighter-dispersed swarming microdrones. ( this article was adapted from a Tech Crunch article )