03/07/2014 – The US is working with its allies in crafting a deterrence in depth strategy for Pacific defense.
The Commander of the Pacific Air Force discusses the approach and the way ahead.
03/07/2014 – The new Wedgetail system puts the Aussies in a good position to re-shape their forces for the challenges ahead.
Working with a software upgradeable aircraft also facilities their transition to the F-35 as well.
And prepares the Aussies to better integrate their new maritime systems as well in providing for their defense needs.
03/05/2014 – In this interview with the Commander of the Army Air and Missile Defense Command in Hawaii, the participants from the joint community discussed the key army role in missile defense in the Pacific.
There is little question that this role needs to be plused up even as the US Army reworks its post Afghan mission. ...
03/05/2014 – In this interview with PACAF logisticians, the evolving approach to supporting airpower in the Pacific is discussed.
Distributed operations and dispersal of assets requires and appropriate logistics approach for US forces and working with allies.
03/04/2014 – Second Line of Defense is visiting Australia and discussing with the Australian Air Force some of their modernizations in shaping new capabilities for Australian and Pacific defense.
Clearly, one such new capability is the 5-ship squadron of A330MRTT tankers, or the KC-30A. ...
In this special report, (published in BOTH Italian and English) we look at the Italian engagement with the F-35 and the thinking of Italian airpower leaders about the impact of ...Download PDF Now>>
03/06/2014 The Wedgetail is part of the evolving re-set of air power ongoing in Australia and among its allies. ... Read More >>
03/05/2014 In this interview conducted by Richard Bray of Front Line Defence, the challenges facing the Italian Navy are discussed. ... Read More >>
03/05/2014 A look at how Canada might exploit its F-35 opportunity. Read More >>
03/05/2014 The SACT Commander highlights a way ahead for NATO. ... Read More >>
03/05/2014 Video:Opening a New US Transit Point in Romania to Support Afghan Ops ... Read More >>
03/04/2014 The Osprey and its impacts have been key facilitators for change in the USMC ... Read More >>
03/03/2014 Air traffic safety is not a marginal issue for the United States; it is a core issue. ... Read More >>
03/02/2014 The 94th has a key role to play in Pacific Defense and is a crucial joint and coalition partner in shaping a deterrence in depth ... Read More >>
03/01/2014 Do the Russians have a reasonable case for Ukrainian intervention? ... Read More >>
02/28/2014 The Aussie Wedgetail was a key air battle management asset operating with allied air forces in Red Flag 2014. ... Read More >>
02/25/2014 Video:Re-Shaping PACAF Logistics Support ... Read More >>
02/25/2014 The Israelis have a growing strategic relationship with India. ... Read More >>
02/25/2014 Video:Parts Sharing Among Allies: The Case of the C-17 ... Read More >>
02/24/2014 The Asian market is a growing and significant one for the global arms industry. ... Read More >>
02/24/2014 The Euro crisis is a key element in limiting the European role in the world. Read More >>
02/23/2014 Video:Final F-22 Sorties at Holloman AFB ... Read More >>
02/23/2014 What could be the focus of a US Army PLA meeting? ... Read More >>
02/23/2014 The Mitchell Airpower Institute is examining the emergence of the aerospace combat cloud in 21t century warfare. ... Read More >>
02/19/2014 The missing ingredient is American air combat exports. ... Read More >>
03/05/2014 Video:First F-35 British STOVL Vertical Landing ... Read More >>
03/05/2014 Video:USS Somerset Christening ... Read More >>
03/04/2014 Slideshow:Spartans Conduct Arctic Airborne Ops ... Read More >>
03/01/2014 Video:Arctic Airborne Operation ... Read More >>
02/27/2014 Video:Osprey Flight to USS George H.W. Bush ... Read More >>
02/25/2014 Video:Coast Guard Icebreaker Visits Honolulu ... Read More >>
02/23/2014 Video:Osprey MEDEVAC exercise ... Read More >>
02/22/2014 Video:Exercising an Airfield Seizure Operation (2) ... Read More >>
02/20/2014 Video:Cobra Gold 2014: Training for NBC Environment ... Read More >>
02/20/2014 Video:Exercising an Airfield Seizure Operation (1) ... Read More >>
02/17/2014 Slideshow:Steel Knight 2014 Exercise. Read More >>
02/16/2014 Slideshow:F-16s Landing in Sync as Part of South Korean Defense Ops ... Read More >>
02/14/2014 Video:Osprey Performs Aerial Demo During Singapore Airshow ... Read More >>
02/14/2014 Slideshow:The USS Bataan ARG Prepares for Deployment ... Read More >>
02/10/2014 Video:The Osprey In Singapore flying VIPs. Read More >>
02/10/2014 USN-USMC in training for 2014 Deployment. Read More >>
02/08/2014 Ospreys are being featured at the Singapore Air Show. Read More >>
02/05/2014 Video:Chilean Training Ship Visits Miami in December 2013. Read More >>
02/03/2014 Slideshow:Red Flag 2014 photos. Read More >>
02/02/2014 Video:Alaska viewed during a C-17 flight. Read More >>
02/02/2014 Slideshow:22nd MEU Prepares for Deployment via a Composite Training Unit Exercise ... Read More >>
01/31/2014 Slideshow: Dover AFB in the Snow with C-17s ready for action. Read More >>
01/31/2014 Slideshow:Preparing an Osprey Engine for Cleaning at Sea ... Read More >>
01/29/2014 Video:A Cliff Rescue by the USCG ... Read More >>
Cameri, Italy and the F-35
Italy and the F-35 Special Report is now available in Italian for our Italian readers.
Interviews with senior airpower leaders in Italy as well as analyses of the new Cameri facility supporting a regional F-35 fleet are featured in the report.
The Next Phase of Air Power: Crafting and Enabling the Aerospace Combat Cloud
The digital enablement of key combat platforms is providing a forcing function role upon the next phase of the evolution of joint and coalition systems.
The emergence and evolution of what might be called the aerospace or air combat cloud is a key dynamic of change.
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.
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 report written by Dr. Richard Weitz, the key role which Azerbaijan plays in straddling Russia and Iran is the focus of attention.
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 recent visit to Italy, the facilities and interviews with senior Italian officials.
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.
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.
In a recent piece published by Jane’s Navy International, Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake look at the evolution of U.S. maritime strategy in the Pacific. The article presages some of the arguments in our forthcoming book with Richard Weitz entitled Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific: A 21st Century Strategy (Praeger). Posted with permission of Jane’s.
In this article on the VMX-22 and its contribution to the MAGTF, Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake highlight the evolution of USMC capabilities.
The article appeared in the October 2013, Leatherneck magazine.
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.
We have a new edition of Three Dimensional Warriors.
The book can be purchased on Kindle and other e-book publishers as well.
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.
The B-17 lessons learned for 21st century airpower is the focus of this article.
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.
Procurement Strategy for 21st Century Challenges
Note to Self: Do Not Buy Yesterday’s Systems for Yesterday’s Challenges.”
In this book published by Second Line of Defense in 2013, the key role of air mobility as a mission enabler is addressed in terms of the impact of helos, lifters and tankers on security and defense operations.
The book is presented in flipbook format below.
In this book published by Second Line of Defense in 2011, the challenges of maritime security are addressed and analyzed.
The book is presented in flipbook format with the attached link.
In this edition of AIR ACTUALITIES, the French Air Force provides a look at their role in the Libyan operation in early 2011.
In a recent article published by the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program, the role of the F-35 radar is examined from the experience to date in combat exercises such as Northern Edge.
The F-35 Radar has already demonstrated a significant improvement in performance against enemy jammers and operating against advanced threats.
USAF Perspective on F-35 Combat Systems
First introduced at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008, Three Dimensional Warriors provides an overview of how aviation for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) shapes their entire capabilities and directs how they operate.
The Second Edition can now be read on Kindle.
To read this Second Line of Defense book as a Flipbook click on the link below:
The first SIP report dealt with the dynamics of change in China and the potential impact of a nuclear Iran.
The Robotic Revolution: Building Blocks From Afghanistan
Lt. General (Retired) Deptula lays out how RPAs can be part of the Afghan Airpower Transiiton
The second SIP report dealt with the Euro crisis and its impact on global dynamics and relations.
02/13/2014 – This video highlights high angle of attack tests of the F-35C.Read More>>
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The largest international exhibition for land defense and security will be held in Paris from 16-20 June 2014.
A leading security exposition, Milpol, will be held in Paris November 19-22 2013.
The Air Force Association’s Pacific Air & Space Symposium will be held November 21 – 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
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