Notable Technical Inquiry

How do various CAS/light attack aircraft compare to each other?

DSIAC was asked to compare the specifications of a variety of light attack aircraft, including the A-29 Super Tucano, AT-6 Wolverine, Textron AirLand Scorpion, AHRLAC Holdings Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC), Bronco Combat Systems Bronco II, Air Tractor AT-802U, and Scaled Composites Agile Responsive Effective Support aircraft. Desired comparison specifications encompassed aircraft measurements, weight, range, g-load, speed, payload, hardpoints, and costs. DSIAC also included aircraft and their systems' descriptions, production statuses, users, cockpit, training capabilities, and other relevant…

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Dr. Norman K. Ma

Research Computer Scientist, Enterprise Architect, U.S. Air force Life Cycle Management Cent, Research Computer Scientist, Enterprise Architect, U.S. Air force Life Cycle Management Center

I have written scientific software and real-time embedded software using various languages from C++ to LISP for almost 30 years. As software becomes both easier and harder to develop new U.S Department of Defense capabilities, I support the U.S. Air Force system acquisition teams to make sure all engineering data and artifacts used to build an operational fighting system are up-to-date, available. My work uses artifacts created by those who came before me, and my team makes sure these ever-changing artifacts will be useful for those who come after us.

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