02/04/2016 – Our visit to the Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) concluded with an interview with two members of the British contingent of the ITF, along with a senior U.S. test engineer — which, in itself, was a demonstration of how the ITF works as the UK is an equal partner in an integrated team effort.
As a key UK member of the ITF put it: This is the most integrated test team I have ever worked on. ...
02/04/2016 – These interviews from Pax River highlight the cross-service and cross-variant learning occurring in the F-35 program.
According to a key member of the F-35 ITF, We are shaping joint operations from the ground up if the service cultures can embrace this change.
02/04/2016 – According to the Navy pilots at Pax River: With the F-35, we are jumping a generation in tactics and now looking at the expanded battlespace where we can expand our impact and effect.
You need to take a generational leap so we are the ones not playing catch up with our adversaries. ...
02/03/2016 – History is a brutal and cruel stage on which conflict of Shakespearean proportions happens on a regular basis.
It is not about building intellectual consensus among “stakeholders” and then history following their script as they would like it written.
02/02/2016 – Francis Tusa takes a look at GCC defense spending trends.
He argues that the larger GCC states do not cut defense spending proportionate to drops in oil prices. ...
This report looks at the double transition for Italian airpower under the impact of the introduction of the F-35 into the force and the modernization of the Eurofighter.Download PDF Now>>
02/04/2016 As the Navy develops and refines the concept of distributed lethality, there is increasing awareness that combat logistics will play a key role if this concept is to become reality. Read More >>
02/03/2016 India Strategic takes a look at the challenge of developing the Light Combat Aircraft and the advantages of doing so for India. Read More >>
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01/31/2016 Trident Juncture 2015 was part of the evolving NATO transformation effort. Read More >>
01/31/2016 The USAF, the Royal Australian Air Force and the UK Royal Air Force are participating in a national air-to-air combat training exercise, code-named Red Flag 16-1. Read More >>
01/30/2016 The Rafale continues a long tradition of French aircraft serving in the Egyptian Air Force. Read More >>
01/30/2016 Recently, our partner defenceWeb looked at the evolving challenges of maritime defense and security seen from South Africa. Read More >>
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01/29/2016 In its annual report, NATO discusses the challenges of hybrid war. Read More >>
01/28/2016 Red Flag 16-1 has started and is working on shaping capabilities to operate in contested airspace. Read More >>
01/28/2016 In this article by Michel Gurfinkiel, the author looks at the challenge of France facing inward and outward to deal with the challenge of Islamic terrorism. Read More >>
01/27/2016 President Hollande’s recent visit to India solidified their bilateral relationship. Read More >>
01/26/2016 The 2016 Bahrain International Air Show saw both the F-22 and the new Indian fighter fly during the flight demos. Read More >>
01/26/2016 Will the Tejas become an export success? ... Read More >>
01/23/2016 The challenge is clear: how does cooperation impact on Chinese behavior? ... Read More >>
01/23/2016 RAM is one of the most successful US-German arms collaboration efforts ever. Read More >>
01/22/2016 This article provides a series of updates on the training effort. Read More >>
01/22/2016 The Russians and the French started to use cruise missiles against ISIS fixed targets starting in December. Read More >>
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01/28/2016 Video:U.S. Marines Rescue French Simulated Downed Pilot ... Read More >>
01/26/2016 Slideshow:Bahrain Air Show Photos ... Read More >>
01/25/2016 Video:Transport Module Being Set Up on a LCAC ... Read More >>
01/21/2016 Video:Arrival in Afghanistan of First Four A-29s ... Read More >>
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01/20/2016 Video:Helos At Sea: Unfolding the Wings of a Venom Aboard the USS Boxer ... Read More >>
01/15/2016 Video:Harriers Train Aboard the USS Boxer ... Read More >>
01/13/2016 Slideshow:USS Ross Departs Souda Bay ... Read More >>
01/11/2016 Video:Launching Aircraft for the Fight: The Truman Strikes ISIL ... Read More >>
01/10/2016 Slideshow:MSC Tanker Resupplying the USS Ross at Sea ... Read More >>
01/10/2016 Video:F-35 Participates in Weapons Load Competition ... Read More >>
01/10/2016 Video:HMAS Adelaide Commissioning ... Read More >>
01/09/2016 Slideshow:Arming the RAAF for Operation Okra ... Read More >>
01/09/2016 Video:Arming Carrier Aircraft for the Fight ... Read More >>
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Italian F-35 pilots first flight, included flying Aussie F-35....Read More>>
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Airpower and the Hybrid Threat, December 2015
Our partner Front Line Defence has provided a look at 5th generation enabled combat ops and the hybrid threat.
Seabasing: Annual Report fro Program Objective Memorandum 2017
The Seabasing Annual Report for POM 2017 provides an update to the modernization of the amphibious fleet and task force.
Royal Australian Air Force Transformation, October 2015
Our partner Front Line Defence has provided an update on the KC-30A and its role in the RAAF transformation strategy.
The Future of Naval Aviation An E-Book
In this e-book, our recent Special Report on The Future of Naval Aviation can be viewed.
The report is based on exclusive interviews with the USN Aviation community, notably at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
Promoting Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation: The Contribution of Kazakhstan: An E-Book
In this e-book, Richard Weitz examines the leadership role which Kazakhstan has taken in the area of nuclear security.
This report looks at the reasons behind the commitment and the role, which Kazakhstan is playing to shape a way ahead in a contested world.
RAAF Goes to Iraq: Transformation and Engagement
In this article published by Front Line Defence, the transformation of the RAAF evident in the way they have deployed to and operated in Iraq is the focus of attention.
The F-35 Program from the Italian Perspective
Recently, the Rome based think tank, Centro Studi Internazionali, published their look at the F-35 program, its impact on Italian defense and the role of Italy within the global enterprise.
Shaping a 21st Century Approach to Tron Warfare An E-Book
In this e-book, Ed Timperlake focuses on the emergence of Tron Warfare.
The report is based on several years of interviews and work in the military aviation community and with many of the pilots and operators of the F-35.
Flight Training: Cuts Threaten Capabilities and Mission Success
In this article published by Front Line Defence, the challenge of dealing with training cuts on evolving aviation capabilities and mission success is the focus of attention.
In this article from Front Line Defence (Issue 5, 2014), the shaping of forces appropriate to dealing with ongoing onslaught of “strategic surprises” is examined.
An Update on the A400M, April 2015
Visits to the A400M multinational training center at Seville and at the Bricy Air Base in France provide an operational perspective on the roll out of the A400M.
The USS America and Innovation
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), a look at the clusters of innovations associated with the USS America is provided.
Expeditionary Force 21
Expeditionary Force 21 is the actionable plan published by the USMC in 2014 to shape scalable modular forces for global presence and engagement.
The goal is to “provide timely and scalable forces for crisis response, allowing commanders to tailor force footprints to evolving situations and effectively composite modular MAGTFs by combining forward-deployed forces with rapidly deploying forces.”
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
Distributed Laydown: Shaping the U.S. Marine Corps’s Future in the Pacific
In this e-book, the article on the USMC in the Pacific published by Leatherneck Magazine in August 2014 is now available as an E-Book. The article is based on interviews conducted in the Pacific in the Spring of 2014
European Defense, the Arctic and the Future
In this e-book, our recent Special Report highlighting Danish perspectives on the Northern European security situation is now available as an E-Book. The report is based on exclusive interviews with Danish experts conducted in Copenhagen in May 2014.
Western Sahara and European Security
This report by the French Mediterranean Sub-Group looks at ways to bring about a settlement of the Polisario-Moroccan issue.
The urgency of the states bordering the huge Sahara region to reinforce stability in the region has been heightened by events in the Middle East, along with the Libyan decay and the emergence of ISIS.
The Key Role of Exercises and Training Ranges
In this flipbook, a recent article in Front Line Defence looks at the key role of exercises and training in shaping 21st century defense capabilities.
Australian Defense Modernization: An E-Book
In this e-book, our recent Special Report on Australian Defense Modernization can be viewed.
The report is based on exclusive interviews with the Australian defense forces.
France, India and 21st Century Strategic Challenges, April 2015
Our partner India Strategic published a piece on the buy of the Rafale and its strategic context.
Filling the Gap: SPMAGTF-CR
In this piece, written by Murielle Delaporte, and first published in Leatherneck Magazine in April 2014, the role of Special Purpose MAGTFs is discussed.
Delaporte visited the SP-MAGTF in Spain and talked with the Marines just prior to their mission to South Sudan.
The Challenge of Dealing with PTSD
Captain Joe Schweitzer was a member of the crew that was responsible for the accidental deaths of 20 Europeans in a tragic cable car accident.
In this piece by Captain Schweitzer, he recounts his struggles to remake his life in the wake of the tragedy and provides a powerful narrative on PTSD.
In the July 2012 issue of Joint Force’s Quarterly (the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff journal), SLD’s Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake provided an overview of the impact of the F-35 on the future of power projection.
The F-35 is called a joint strike fighter (JSF), and its ability to work with, leverage, and enhance the capability of power projection forces is at the heart of the next 20 years of rebuilding U.S. and allied forces.
Forging a 21st Century Military Strategy: Leveraging Challenges
This article published in Joint Force Quarterly in January 2014 provides a look at key challenges which will drive the shaping of a 21st century military strategy.
In this special report, we look at the Italian engagement with the F-35 and the thinking of Italian airpower leaders about the impact of the F-35 on the future.
The report is based on a Fall 2013 visit to Italy, the facilities and interviews with senior Italian officials.
In this paper by Michael Skaff, the principal engineer of the F-35 pilot interface, and a pilot and then engineer involved with the F-16, the author focuses on the emergence of advanced sensor fusion in 5th generation aircraft and its impact.
Building the Arctic Grid
This article looks at the challenge of building out an Arctic Grid in Canada and the possible contribution of the F-35 to the effort.
The synergy among 5th generation aircraft, weapons and robotics will create a new weapons enterprise.
Legacy weapons are simply that.
This report identifies key aspects of the 21st century weapons enterprise.
First published in 2010, this book examines a number of key aspects of the impact of fifth generation aircraft on the evolution of airpower.
It includes, a number of key interviews with airpower leaders like General Corley, Secretary Wynne, Lt. General (retired) Trautman, former Deputy Commandant of USMC Aviation, and Lt. General (Retired) Deptula and now Dean of the Mitchell Airpower Institute.
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