The readiness and lethality of the Department of the Air force are inextricably linked to operational energy and our ability to deliver air power to the warfighter when and where it’s needed, and our team is dedicated to providing solutions for the energy challenges of today and tomorrow. Technological advances across the defense and commercial aviation industry are laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in aircraft operation and future design. Advances in airframe shape, drag reduction methodologies, and more efficient engines will substantially change the way the Air Force operates today. Benefits will include increased range, loiter-time on station, and reduced tanker demand, resulting in improved combat capability and decreased fuel costs. By investing in research and development now, we can ensure the Department of the Air Force remains resilient and lethal against our adversaries for decades to come.