12/19/2014 – The first RAAF F-35A has arrived at Luke AFB, and opens up the international training side of Luke AFB.
Luke AFB is to be the center of excellence for the US and the allies in training to use the F-35A and to shaping integration of the aircraft as well.
The F-35 is not just about interoperability; it is about the capability of operating as an integrated force with the F-35B and F-35C as well. ...
12/18/2014 – This article from our partner Risk Intelligence looks at the dynamics of change in the alliances making up militant Islam.
What these alliances do is widen the geographical presence of ISIS and thus broaden its potential area of operations. ...
12/17/2014 – The F-35B will mirror the MV-22 assault support revolution across three key functions of Marine Aviation: anti-air warfare, offensive air support and electronic warfare.
A Fifth Generation aircraft will enable our MAGTFs (MEUs, MEBs and MEFs) to fight any adversary, anywhere, from small deck amphibious carriers or expeditionary forward operating bases ashore. ...
12/17/2014 – Information War is a key element for evolving 21st century conflicts.
How best to understand the challenge and how to respond?
Even Hollywood is discovering it is part of the information war battlesapce. ...
12/09/2014 – Nuclear weapons have returned as a source of influence and power in the international system.
As people look at Russia and China, and all of the others they know that the time has come to again do some serious thinking about this subject, no matter how distasteful it is. ...
In this Special Report, Richard Weitz looks at the role of Kazakhstan in pursuing and promoting nuclear security.Download PDF Now>>
12/18/2014 The US Department of Defense officially announced the decision to standup up the initial sustainment centers in the Pacific for the F-35. Read More >>
12/18/2014 A total of nine A400Ms have now been delivered and the aircraft is in service with four nations. Read More >>
12/18/2014 The Indian Navy is modernizing its air-enabled fleet. ... Read More >>
12/18/2014 Kazakhstan is transitioning from a recipient country of nuclear security and nonproliferation assistance to a potential donor state ... Read More >>
12/17/2014 This UK video focuses on the integration of the F-35B with the new class of UK large deck carriers. Read More >>
12/17/2014 The US forces in Djibouti is in the process of a transition between operating an expeditionary to an enduring base. Read More >>
12/16/2014 A new round of nuclear weapons developments is under way without necessarily replaying the rules established in the first nuclear age. ... Read More >>
12/16/2014 The US national security system needs to focus upon how to use hard power effectively. ... Read More >>
12/16/2014 The first Indian SSN has taken to sea for its sea trials. Read More >>
12/16/2014 The allied ships conducted weapons and maneuvering exercises, as well as training for the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team, during the PASSEX event. Read More >>
12/16/2014 Recently, the US and China cooperated in an anti-piracy training exercise in the Gulf of Aden. Read More >>
12/15/2014 A proposed way ahead in Iraq. Read More >>
12/14/2014 Eurofighter is continuing to progress with its weapons modernization program. Read More >>
12/13/2014 An update from the French Ministry of Defense concerning A400M operations in Africa. Read More >>
12/13/2014 Initial F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced ... Read More >>
12/13/2014 The 2013 Assembly Plant of the Year delivers the first center fuselage for the first Norwegian F-35. Read More >>
12/13/2014 Kazakhstan has played a prominent role in the global efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism. ... Read More >>
12/12/2014 Recently, the Singaporean and Australian forces exercised joint amphibious landings. Read More >>
12/12/2014 Video:Testing Silent Nemo: A Robot Takes to the Water ... Read More >>
12/12/2014 Slideshow:Visiting Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti: November 2014 ... Read More >>
12/12/2014 UK forces are preparing for a key cross-cutting modernization with a new large deck carrier and the arrival of the F-35B. Read More >>
12/20/2014 Slideshow: MH-60S Seahawk preparing to pick up suppies from the USS Carl Vinson ... Read More >>
12/18/2014 Video:JLENS Inflates: A Look at the Capability ... Read More >>
12/18/2014 Slideshow:MSST Fast Ropes Aboard a Fast Response Cutter: A First ... Read More >>
12/17/2014 Slideshow:USS Dewey at Sea ... Read More >>
12/15/2014 Slideshow:LCAC 31 Maintenance ... Read More >>
12/15/2014 Slideshow:15th MEU Practices for TRAP Mission ... Read More >>
12/14/2014 The Russian Air Force is a busy global force of asserting Russian interests. Read More >>
12/14/2014 A recent video released by the Dutch Ministry of Defense highlights a recent Russian intrusion into Baltic air space. Read More >>
12/13/2014 Video:Steel Knight Exercise Tests Digital Interoperability Systems ... Read More >>
12/13/2014 Slideshow:JHSV in Southern Partnership Station 2014 ... Read More >>
12/12/2014 Video:15th MEU Marines Conduct TRAP mission ... Read More >>
12/11/2014 Video:Ground Support for Air Operations at MCAS Iwakuni ... Read More >>
12/10/2014 Slideshow: AAVs approach USS Peleliu Well Deck ... Read More >>
12/10/2014 Slideshow:RAAF F-18s Test JDAM-ERS at Woomera Test Range ... Read More >>
12/10/2014 Video:NASA Orion Capsule Recovery ... Read More >>
12/09/2014 Video:RAAF Super Hornets Operating Over Iraq ... Read More >>
12/08/2014 Slideshow:USS Peleliu and LCU Operations ... Read More >>
12/07/2014 Slideshow:Afghan Air Force Flight Operations ... Read More >>
12/05/2014 Slideshow:Super Stallion Crews Sharpen Skills ... Read More >>
12/03/2014 Slideshow:USS Lake Erie Homeports in San Diego for its Missile Defense Mission ... Read More >>
12/01/2014 Slideshow:USS Comstock at Sea ... Read More >>
11/30/2014 Video:Aircraft Rescue Firefighters Training ... Read More >>
11/26/2014 Slideshow:Planes Operated by the EAG Air Forces ... Read More >>
11/26/2014 Slideshow:INSURV inspection aboard USS Germantown ... Read More >>
11/24/2014 Slideshow:USS Makin Island in the South China Sea ... Read More >>
11/22/2014 Video:Holloman AFB RPA's ... Read More >>
11/20/2014 Slideshow:USS Bataan Activity at Sea ... Read More >>
11/19/2014 F-22s are seen operating as part of the Keen Sword exercise. Read More >>
11/11/2014 – An update on the F-35 maintenance approach.Read More>>
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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.
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.
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 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 this article from Front Line Defence (Issue 5, 2014), the shaping of forces appropriate to dealing with ongoing onslaught of “strategic surprises” is examined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."
—General George Patton Jr.
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