06/26/2017 – This article pulls together photos and videos from the final days of the Paris Air Show 2017.
This article along with two earlier ones brings the 2017 Paris Air Show home to our readers who might not have been at Paris for this year’s air show. ...
06/25/2017 – The F-16 deal for India – if it goes through – has the potential to become a game changer for not just the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
The F-16 is the most widely sold platform in the history of 4G western aircraft with over 4,000 sold and over 3,000 in service: the world’s largest fleet of combat aircraft in service.
This is critical in a world where software, with increasing returns to scale and network effects are the path to rapidly improve system performance. ...
06/20/2017 – "There is no question that the LPDs and LHAs are going to have to see significant expansion of their ability to manage data.
"The coming of the F-35 alone would require that but as well augment UAS capabilities this demand will grow."
06/18/2017 – Recently, the RAAF just completed sortie 1000 in its Middle East mission.
It has done so with a 93% dispatch rate.
As the USAF is still waiting for its first operational Boeing tanker, the Aussies are head towards shaping their Tanker 2.0 concepts of operations and capabilities.
06/18/2017 – Undersea warfare is becoming more complex.
The wide array of threats coupled with other beneath-the-surface missions demand advanced underwater surveillance and detection systems.
A cutting edge and operationally deployed solution is available now by Advanced Acoustic Concepts for the US Navy.
This special report looks at Australian thinking and efforts to design and shape an integrated force.Download PDF Now>>
06/22/2017 Indian naval assets have been increasingly deployed in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region. Read More >>
06/22/2017 Airbus Defence and Space announced an agreement Aviation financier and lessor Stellwagen which broke some new ground in terms of a business model for an airlifter. Read More >>
06/22/2017 This article highlights the days events at the Paris Air Show on June 22 2017. Read More >>
06/22/2017 Danny Lam takes a comprehensive look at the IT vulnerabilities which flow from dependency on the PRC. Read More >>
06/22/2017 An update on Sabre Strike 17. Read More >>
06/20/2017 This article highlights the days events at the Paris Air Show on June 20, 2017. Read More >>
06/20/2017 We take a look at the CNO’s new White Paper on the Future of the Navy and his clear articulation of a way ahead for the fighting navy. Read More >>
06/20/2017 The Aerospace, Maritime and Defence (AMD) Industry Association of South Africa says that exports play a crucial role in the survival of the local defence industry. Read More >>
06/20/2017 Szczecin Multinational Corps North-East Has Achieved NATO Full Operational Capability. Read More >>
06/19/2017 Australian and Indian forces recently shared their experiences operating the Globemaster. Read More >>
06/19/2017 Indian-Australian Joint Naval Exercise underway in Australia. Read More >>
06/19/2017 Arctic Challenge is a multinational training exercise to strengthen partnerships with other armed forces in the Northern European region. Read More >>
06/18/2017 UK forces engaged abroad in NATO exercises, June 2017. Read More >>
06/18/2017 Norway focuses on Article III and shaping new capabilities for self defense and leads the way on a refocus on collective defense in Trident Juncture 2018. Read More >>
06/18/2017 The F-22 has been a key element in Middle East operations. Read More >>
06/15/2017 The Aussies are taking the new platforms and systems and working to bend these towards a more integrated force. Read More >>
06/13/2017 Steve Snyder has written a remembrance of his father in the broader context of the B-17 crews and their European combat and war experiences. Read More >>
06/13/2017 Fundamental changes are afoot which are dramatically changing the context facing NATO and altering forever how key European nations will deal or not with their defense. Read More >>
06/21/2017 Video:USS Abraham Lincoln Undergoing Sea Trials ... Read More >>
06/20/2017 Video:Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 (2) ... Read More >>
06/18/2017 Video:Replenishment at Sea ... Read More >>
06/13/2017 Video:SPMAGTF Marine Training ... Read More >>
06/10/2017 Video: MV-22 Tail Gun Shoot ... Read More >>
06/07/2017 Video:Afghan C-130 Maintainer Training ... Read More >>
06/07/2017 Video:Exercise Southern Jackaroo 2017 ... Read More >>
06/07/2017 Slideshow:Exercising Australian Ground Based ISR ... Read More >>
06/06/2017 Video:Aussie Pilot Awarded USMC Air Medal ... Read More >>
06/06/2017 Lt. General Davis Visits highlights the coming of the CH-53K to the MAGTF. Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:RAF A400M in Nobile Jump Exercise. Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:Testing ICBM Intercept ... Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:Remembering D Day ... Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:Navy Strike Group Training in the Pacific ... Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:Carentan Battlefield Walking Tour ... Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:73rd D-Day Ceremony in Normandy ... Read More >>
06/05/2017 Video:Afghan A-29 Live Fire Training ... Read More >>
06/04/2017 Video:SPMAGTF Participates in Exercise Eager Lion ... Read More >>
06/01/2017 Video:Marine Light Attack Helo Squadron Supports Air Assault ... Read More >>
05/31/2017 Video:U2 In Northern Edge ... Read More >>
05/28/2017 Video:Exercise Jeanne D’Arc 2017 ... Read More >>
05/21/2017 Video:Marines Participate with Brits and French in Tinian Exercise ... Read More >>
05/21/2017 Video:New Australian Naval Shipbuilding Program ... Read More >>
05/21/2017 Video:Marines in Norway for Stratmobex ... Read More >>
05/19/2017 Video:First HMAS Newcastle SM2 in Australian Waters ... Read More >>
05/15/2017 Video:GBU-38 Added to Predator Strike Capability ... Read More >>
05/09/2017 The first MV-22 Trans Pacific flight lands in Darwin. Read More >>
05/29/2017 – The F-35 has added a gun to its CAS role.Read More>>
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The 2017 Joint Air and Space Power Conference will be held from 10-12 October 2017 in Essen Germany.
The next seminar in the Williams Foundation focus one building fifth generation integrated forces will be held on April 11, 2017 in Canberra, Australia.
Designing the Integrated Force: How to Define and Meet the Challenge?
Norway Shaping Its 21st Century Defence
This article published in Front Line Defence, Vol. 14, No 2., 2017 looks at Norway’s approach to shaping a 21st Century defense structure.
Shaping 21st Century Norwegian Defense
This special report examines the Norwegian approach towards shaping a national defense policy.
Squadron Fighter Pilots: The Unstoppable Force of Innovation for 5th Generation Enabled Concepts of Operations
To understand the intangible of pilot performance and the future combat success of the F-35, Lightning II, one just has to listen to what the military pilots who actually are fly the aircraft are saying, all other critics are second order.
Rethinking China Policy
This special report examines the strategic opportunity for the Trump Administration.
Integrated Air and Missile Defence Study: The Challenge of Integrated Force Design
This Williams Foundation Report examines IAMD as a case study of how one might design an integrated force by design rather than doing so post-acquisition of platforms.
The Integration of the F-35B into USMC Operations
This special report provides an update on the introduction and integration of the F-35B into evolving USMC operations.
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.
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.
Visiting RAF Lossiemouth: The RAF Shapes a Way Ahead
The RAF is in transition and RAF Lossiemouth is a key base where it is taking place.
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
The F-35 and Transformation of the Power Projection Forces
We have just published a Special Report based on US and allied interviews on this important subject.
New Approaches to Air-Sea Integration
The Williams Foundation sponsored a seminar with regard to the way ahead on force integration.
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
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
The Way Ahead: Opening the Mission Sets
In this article published by our partner Front Line Defence, the perspective of Admiral Gortney, then Commander of NORTHCOM and NORAD, is provided on the challenges facing North American Defense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CH-53s: Shifting Generation
In this article published in the leading French defense magazine OPERATIONNELS SLDS, Spring/Summer 2016, the nature of the next generation CH-53 and its role is explained based on interviews with the USMC.
Australia Crafts Its Own Anti-Access, Area Denial Strategy
The Australian military is shaping a transformed military force, one built around new platforms but ones that operate in a joint manner in an extended battlespace. as seen in this August 19, 2016 Breaking Defense article.
The F-35 and 21st Century Defence: Shaping a Way Ahead
We have just published a book on Amazon in Kindle format focusing the arrival of the F-35 and its interactive role reshaping the defense forces of the democracies.
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.
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.
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.
An Update on the KC-30A from Edwards AFB: Clearing the Way for Expanded Operations
In an interview conducted at Edwards AFB with the Aussie tanker team, plus an update from Spain, we are providing an update on the Aussies as they move to Tanker 2.0
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.
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.
New Approaches to Air-Land Integration: A Williams Foundation Seminar on 5th Generation Enabled Combat Operations
The seminar held on March 17, 2016 in Canberra, Australia, focused on new approaches to air-land integration.
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.
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.
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.
The Renorming of Airpower:The F-35 Arrives Into the Combat Force
The F-35 is not a future program; it is here now.
Lessons Learned at Pax River: The Coming of the F-35 Fleet
Squadron Pilots in Marines, USAF and Navy, and in partner Air Forces will be backed up by the best test community at Edwards and Pax
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.
Reach and Punch: The Sea Services Prepare to Prevail in the Extended Battlespace
The sea services are changing their concepts of operations and leveraging new technology to fight more effectively in the extended battlespace as seen in this December 20, 2015 Breaking Defense interview with Rear Admiral Manazir
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.
Challenges for the Military Sealift Command: The Distributed Fleet
In a piece published on February 18, 2015, Breaking Defense looks at why strengthening the U.S. merchant marine is a key strategic imperative.
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.
Higher Tempo Ops in Contested Airspace
The challenge for Western forces to operate in higher tempo ops was the focus of attention at the Trilateral Exercise in December 2015 at Langley AFB with the Brits and the French.
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.
"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."
—General George Patton Jr.
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