cussed. Chapter 5, “Air Force Micro- and Nanotechnology Programs and Opportunities,” briefly summarizes the current investments by the Air Force in micro-and nanotechnologies and considers the role of Air Force science and technology in this area relative to the commercial sector. Chapter 6, “Opportunities in Micro-and Nanotechnologies,” focuses on the systems implications of micro- and nanotechnologies and suggests areas for further consideration. Such mission considerations provide a methodology to focus on and prioritize investments for those technologies discussed in Chapters 3 and 4 that are most critical to the Air Force. Finally, Chapter 7, “Findings and Recommendations,” provides a summary of the findings and recommends ways in which the Air Force might focus its attention and resources in the areas of micro- and nanotechnology.
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