Air Force Vanguards

The Air Force aims to deliver remarkable new capabilities that provide warfighters with superior advantages in the battlefield.

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Air Force Vanguards

The Air Force announced the initial three Vanguard programs: Golden Horde, Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3) and Skyborg. Vanguards, as outlined in the Air Force 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, will advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts through prototyping and experimentation. With these programs, the Air Force aims to deliver remarkable new capabilities that provide warfighters with superior advantages in the battlefield.

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