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Computer made/mounted on Velcro   3.5 inch-90mm



The Secretary of the Air Force activated the office on 18 Apr 2003. One of its first projects was to deploy significant upgrades to the Integrated Air Defense System, now operational around the National Capital Region, to meet critical counter-terrorism objectives.

Current DAF RCO work includes the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, a reusable, unmanned space test platform for the United States Space Force, and the B-21 Raider, a long-range strike bomber for the United States Air Force.

The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (DAF RCO) has accelerated methods for developing, acquiring and fielding critical combat capabilities. The office preserves the strength of U.S. ingenuity and innovation without the rigidity of traditional acquisition. Located in Washington, D.C., the DAF RCO reports directly to a Board of Directors chaired by the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. Board members also include the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff, the Chief of Space Operations, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), and the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. The office responds to Combat Air and Space Forces and combatant command requirements.

The DAF RCO delivers capabilities at the speed of emerging threats. Specifically, the office:

Expedites the development and fielding of select Department of Defense combat support and weapon systems

Leverages defense-wide technology development efforts and existing operational capabilities

Provides integration and technical support to other Service or U.S. Government activities

Conducts independent operational and technical assessments of weapon or combat support system capabilities and vulnerabilities

Takes on new challenges to accelerate operationally-focused capabilities