11/25/2015 – Europe is in the throes of fundamental transformation.
Certainly, this is not the top down transformation experienced in the 1990s..
This is crisis-engendered transformation, where what is not done is as important as what is done in the reshaping of Europe.
11/25/2015 – Construction of the first lot of six VH 92 Super Hawk helicopters for the U.S. President has made its beginnings in India.
The new generation presidential helicopter is based on the Sikorsky S-92 model, whose cabin, some other parts and wire harnesses are made only in India in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) at Hyderabad. ...
11/24/2015 – When analysts and intelligence experts were highlighting the warming sun of the Arab Spring, there was much hope: democracy was in the air and the gap between Islam and the West might be closing.
Rather than a warming sun, close observers felt an icy chill from the events of this Fall in Paris, and an evident European strategic shift away from the agenda set by Washington. ...
11/23/2015 – Putin has argued that U.S. leaders exaggerated their post-Cold War preeminence and, though able to undermining existing global institutions, have proven unable to erect effective security architecture in its place.
Washington will allegedly “use force on any pretext, even just to remind the world who is boss here, without giving a thought about the legitimacy of the use of force and its consequences [and] without solving problems, but only multiplying them.” ...
11/16/2015 – The Wedgetail program went from “troubled” to trailblazing by starting with a significant and decisive decision.
An operational baseline was established after which the plane was put in the hands of the warfighters for training and preparing for operations.
A demand driven software development process, rather than hundreds of testers and bureaucratic overseers, can lead to the right kind of change in the rapid manner required for 21st century combat operations. ...
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>>
11/24/2015 The Russians are deploying RPAs in support of their Arctic presence and engagement policies. Read More >>
11/24/2015 Our strategic partner, defenceWeb, takes a look at the evolution of electronic warfare from the South African perspective. Read More >>
11/24/2015 Two breached dams of the Germano iron ore mine have unleashed 50 million cubic meters of sludge and iron mine waste. Read More >>
11/23/2015 Air Marshal Davies Visits Air Task Group and discusses Wedgetail and the KC-30A. Read More >>
11/23/2015 Video:RAAF E-7A Wedgetail Longest Combat Flight to Date ... Read More >>
11/22/2015 The Marine Corps set a new distance record for Osprey flights on Tuesday as three MV-22Bs traveled from California to Brazil. Read More >>
11/21/2015 Security led compassion is a tool in the fight against ISIS hatred and intolerance. Read More >>
11/20/2015 Boko Haram and Islamic State (IS) were jointly responsible for 51% of all claimed global terror fatalities in 2014. Read More >>
11/19/2015 Sunni Arabs, rather than unruly Shi’i militias or Western troops must liberate the Sunni-Arab areas, and now is the time. Read More >>
11/19/2015 In the coming decades, the Bering Strait will emerge as a key global maritime choke point due to its strategic location. Read More >>
11/19/2015 The interview with senior ACC staff focused on the evolution of the air combat force under the impact of fifth generation airpower. Read More >>
11/18/2015 The 6,165 mile flight is the longest flight to date for the MV 22-Osprey. Read More >>
11/17/2015 France responds to the ISIS attacks on French soil. Read More >>
11/16/2015 When a strike force like the Truman goes to sea, it is a commitment of the military and their families to defeating the kind of evil represented by ISIS. Read More >>
11/16/2015 The RAAF officer in charge of air combat transition discusses the coming of the F-35 and his reaction to the Italian flight. Read More >>
11/16/2015 The French want to go beyond their differences to protect its love of freedom. Read More >>
11/16/2015 The Marines focus on post-COIN Command and Control. Read More >>
11/16/2015 The first Norwegian F-35s have arrived at Luke AFB as well as the first Norwegian pilot flight. Read More >>
11/16/2015 We need to think across service boundaries in the context of capability, not limit force structure trades inside service stovepipes. Read More >>
11/25/2015 Video:Visiting a Key Naval Carrier Supplier: The VCNO in Wisconsin ... Read More >>
11/25/2015 Video:Assault Support Tactics: MAWTS-1 ... Read More >>
11/23/2015 The Kearsarge and Harriers operating off of it are no strangers to the region. Read More >>
11/23/2015 The KC-30A is a clear operational success. Read More >>
11/22/2015 AH-1Z Viper’s assigned to MAWTS-1 conduct an offensive air support exercise. ... Read More >>
11/21/2015 Video:USS Ramage Deploys ... Read More >>
11/20/2015 Video:USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Flight Operations ... Read More >>
11/19/2015 Video:USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Deploys from Norfolk, Va. Read More >>
11/19/2015 Video:Departure of Harry Truman Strike Group: USS Bulkeley ... Read More >>
11/18/2015 Video:Longest Flight for MV 22-Osprey (2) ... Read More >>
11/18/2015 Video:French Rafales in US ... Read More >>
11/18/2015 Video:Departure of Harry Truman Strike Group: USS Anzio ... Read More >>
11/15/2015 Slideshow:Expedited Aircraft Engine: A Key Logistics Task ... Read More >>
11/10/2015 Slideshow:Flying the Mi-24 as Part of MAWTS Training ... Read More >>
11/08/2015 Video: Italian F-35 pilots are training at Luke AFB and on of the pilots used an Aussie F-35 jet. Read More >>
11/08/2015 Video:First Italian F-35 Flight English Interviews ... Read More >>
11/08/2015 Video:First Italian F-35 Flight Interviews in Italian ... Read More >>
11/05/2015 In this video, the F-22 and F-15 taking off in Southwest Asia are shown from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing flightline. Read More >>
11/05/2015 Video:US and Phillipine Marines Train Onboard the Osprey ... Read More >>
11/03/2015 Video:Trident Juncture 2015: Week One ... Read More >>
11/02/2015 Royal Navy photographers capture NATO ships aligning for the exercise. Read More >>
11/02/2015 Video:Trident Juncture 2015 Wrap ... Read More >>
11/01/2015 Video:Marine Rotational Force End of Deployment ... Read More >>
10/29/2015 Video:Netherlands Maritime Forces Conduct Amphibious Landing Training ... Read More >>
Italian F-35 pilots first flight, included flying Aussie F-35....Read More>>
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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.
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.
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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