08/20/2014 – In an exclusive interview by our partner India Strategic, the Indian Air Force Chief of Staff provides an overview on the modernization of the IAF.
Air Chief Marshal Raha said that the application of aerospace power would be decisive in winning the short and intense wars of the future, wherein the response would need to be prompt and precise. ...
08/17/2014 – A coalition operation has been set in motion, and the common jet is showing up to execute the mission.
With the F-35, not only will you have sustainment commonality, but also maintainers who can pool their experience.
With a shared maintenance concept, the maintenance actions, enabling IT system and the maintenance training can be drawn upon to deploy potentially a rainbow wing. ...
08/15/2014 – > For those ISIS terrorists who asked the President not to send Drones to kill them, the USN is providing an initial response to this request.
The carrier battle group provides a synchronized ballet of mechanical violence from a highly trained crew on board the carrier, operating an array of incredibly complex machinery and systems. ...
08/12/2014 – Focusing upon what is needed to pulverize military capabilities of ISIS to move rapidly and lethally, can buy some strategic maneuver space for the US and allies to sort out what kind of aid the Kurds might really need to protect their augmented territory within a fragmenting Iraq. ...
08/11/2014 – We anticipate minimal warning before the start of any conflict, and so it really is a come as you are theater of operations.
The need for modern interconnected fifth generation aircraft that are able to rapidly respond to any crisis on the peninsula is vital to us. ...
In this Special Report, Second Line of Defense looks at the evolving defense and security situation in the Arctic and Northern Europe. ...Download PDF Now>>
08/20/2014 The Australian MOD is interested in adding two more C-17s and two more KC-30As. Read More >>
08/20/2014 The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding company has launched the first of three new C28A corvettes for Algeria. Read More >>
08/19/2014 Video:Update on Airstrikes in Iraq, August 18 2014 ... Read More >>
08/18/2014 Video:MARFORPAC Change of Command ... Read More >>
08/17/2014 Slideshow:The Many Faces of the USS America: Shaping a Crew at Sea ... Read More >>
08/16/2014 Allied support for the Kurds in their struggle against ISIS provides a significant opportunity for recrafting US Iraq policy. Read More >>
08/13/2014 South African light reconnaissance aircraft takes flight. ... Read More >>
08/13/2014 Can the Baghdad government play a serious role in reconciliation or is it simply about maintaining the power of the governing faction? ... Read More >>
08/13/2014 France steps up to the plate to support the Kurds and the Christians in Iraq. ... Read More >>
08/11/2014 Information war is a neglected dimension by the US in Iraq; but not by ISIS. Read More >>
08/11/2014 Linking both technology and rules of engagement is a critical component of 21st Century Information War. ... Read More >>
08/11/2014 Rather than mission creep, we would define the mission clearly and focus on the means to succeed with that mission. Read More >>
08/10/2014 Iraq 2014 is not Iraq 2003. ... Read More >>
08/10/2014 Major Greenwood discusses MAWTS-1 and the F-35. Read More >>
08/10/2014 The West has allies; the Russians have clients. ... Read More >>
08/10/2014 Sustainable reach is a fundamental operational objective. ... Read More >>
08/09/2014 The USS Bush was first to respond to the call for targeted air strikes in Iraq. ... Read More >>
08/08/2014 U.S. Marines to Modernize Equipment Stored in Norwegian Prepositioning Caves ... Read More >>
08/08/2014 The USS America is an enabler of 21st century amphibious assault operations. Read More >>
08/20/2014 Video:24th MEU, French Fourragere ceremony ... Read More >>
08/19/2014 Video:X-47B Flight Operations ... Read More >>
08/17/2014 Video:Royal Canadian Navy Conducts Mooring Maneuver in the Mediterranean ... Read More >>
08/16/2014 Video:Additional Video on USS George H.W. Bush Airstrikes Against ISIS ... Read More >>
08/16/2014 Slideshow:The USS America visits the Americas. Read More >>
08/15/2014 The Marines practice parachuting from the Sea Knight helicopter. ... Read More >>
08/15/2014 Video:Super Hornet Cockpit Video ... Read More >>
08/14/2014 Video:Preparing the Strike: Arming the Weapons Aboard the Aircraft Carrier ... Read More >>
08/14/2014 Slideshow:Marine Corps Prepositioning Program Modernization in Norway ... Read More >>
08/13/2014 2014-08-13 According to a tweet by a Dutch reporter, an Osprey has been spotted in Kurdistan. ... Read More >>
08/10/2014 At Exercise Eager Lion USN and Jordanian sailors work with UUVs. Read More >>
08/09/2014 Slideshow:USN Ops In Support of Iraq Operations. Read More >>
08/07/2014 While the Normandy invasion is being celebrated, 21st century paras practice in France for 21st century operations. Read More >>
08/05/2014 In this video, the USCG is seen training with partners in the Caribbean. ... Read More >>
08/03/2014 Slideshow:USS America En Route to San Diego visits Colombia. Read More >>
08/03/2014 Video:U.S. Marines and sailors observe ships passing by during Marine Week Seattle, July 30, 2014. Read More >>
08/02/2014 In this video, the French Foreign Legion is seen hosting the 82nd Airborne. Read More >>
08/01/2014 Video:Arctic Thunder Opening and Joint Force Demo ... Read More >>
07/30/2014 Video:RIMPAC Panorama View at Sea ... Read More >>
07/30/2014 The Marines train with the Australians in Fire Support Operations. ... Read More >>
07/29/2014 Slideshow:F-22 Photos from Arctic Thunder 2014 ... Read More >>
07/27/2014 Video:Extending the reach: refueling the air-policing mission ... Read More >>
07/25/2014 Video:NATO Allies Exercise Securing An Airfield in Poland ... Read More >>
07/01/2014 – Two F-35B aircraft flew in close formation for the first time in short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) mode, ...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.
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
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australia Shapes Its Airpower Approach
In this piece, first published in Front Line Defence (Canada), in April 2014, the focus is upon Australian airpower modernization.
Moving from the C-17, to the KC-30A, to the Wedgetail and then the F-35, Australia is modernizing its airpower.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Procurement Strategy for 21st Century Challenges
Note to Self: Do Not Buy Yesterday’s Systems for Yesterday’s Challenges.”
USAF Perspective on F-35 Combat Systems
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 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.
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.
The Robotic Revolution: Building Blocks From Afghanistan
Lt. General (Retired) Deptula lays out how RPAs can be part of the Afghan Airpower Transiiton
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.
In this report written by Dr. Richard Weitz, the key role which Azerbaijan plays in straddling Russia and Iran is the focus of attention.
The B-17 lessons learned for 21st century airpower is the focus of this article.
We have a new edition of Three Dimensional Warriors.
The book can be purchased on Kindle and other e-book publishers as well.
The first SIP report dealt with the dynamics of change in China and the potential impact of a nuclear Iran.
The second SIP report dealt with the Euro crisis and its impact on global dynamics and relations.
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 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 edition of AIR ACTUALITIES, the French Air Force provides a look at their role in the Libyan operation in early 2011.
In a 2012t 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 2013 book with Richard Weitz entitled Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific: A 21st Century Strategy (Praeger). Posted with permission of Jane’s.
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.
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 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:
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—General George Patton Jr.
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