08/25/2016 – Network Centric Warfare was focused on getting the platforms simply more connected.
I think the difference is now that we have connected the platforms ,we're actually exploring the possibilities of that connected force.
I believe that's the difference and it provides the foundation for the next phase which is building an integrated force from the ground up. ...
08/22/2016 – The Wedgetail is often referred to as an Aussie AWACS, but clearly is not.
The Wedgetail is evolving towards a ground and naval engagement capability with naval and army officers onboard and with virtual Wedgetail becoming part of the officer training for the Army and Navy this process will deepen in the years ahead. ...
08/22/2016 – Overall Brazil came in thirteenth in the medal count, which was not a bad result.
That is if it were not for the ominous number "thirteen.
Brazilians tend to be superstitious. ...
08/21/2016 – As U.S. Navy Commander Ryan “Flopper” Murphy, F-35 ITF Lead said: “the greatest satisfaction was to watch the fleet (VFA-101) start to utilize the aircraft.
After all, that is the point of everything we are doing, all the years of work; to equip and empower the Fleet with the F-35C.”
After observing VFA-101 for a few hours, it is clear the equipping and empowering are well underway. ...
08/20/2016 – The Aussies are shaping a transformed military force.
It is one which is built around new platforms but working together across services to achieve a joint effect and able to operate in a joint manner in an extended battlespace.
It is about extending the defense perimeter of Australia and shaping, in effect, their own version of an anti-access area denial strategy. ...
The P-8/Triton dyad is introducing a new maritime domain awareness strike capability to the fleet and to the joint and coalition forces.Download PDF Now>>
08/22/2016 Group Captain Williams talks about the KC-30A and the C-17 and their impact on the Australian Defence Force. Read More >>
08/21/2016 Air Commodore Lennon discusses Pitch Black and the role of the Aussie C-130Js. Read More >>
08/20/2016 These multi-media contributions show a day in the life of the F-35C aboard the USS George Washington. Read More >>
08/20/2016 The F-16 is the first aircraft to be refueled in theater with the KC-30A boom. Read More >>
08/20/2016 Todd Miller was onboard the USS George Washington on August 15, 2016 and shot this video which show F-35C pilots working their carrier qualifications. Read More >>
08/20/2016 The 7 F-35Cs gathered on the deck of the USS George Washington represented the largest carrier contingent of F-35Cs to date. Read More >>
08/20/2016 By highlighting its expanded cooperation with Iran, Moscow has increased its leverage and options. ... Read More >>
08/19/2016 The Williams Foundation focuses on the next steps in air-sea integration for a 21st century combat force. Read More >>
08/18/2016 RAAF Chief talks about Pitch Black 2016. Read More >>
08/14/2016 Richard Weitz looks at the evolving Congressional perspective on missile defense and its potential impact. Read More >>
08/14/2016 BREXIT is hardly a uniquely British issue. Read More >>
08/14/2016 The Magic Carpet will be the standard landing approach for all F/A-18E/F, EA-18G by 2018-19. Read More >>
08/14/2016 In this interview with the Commander of ACC, the progress in airpower and the way ahead are discussed.. Read More >>
08/12/2016 There are advantages from keeping the “hot” LPD 17 line open by building a 13th San Antonio-class warship. Read More >>
08/10/2016 On July 19, a RAAF KC-30A flew non-stop with six F-16Cs from Kadena Air Base, Japan to RAAF Base Darwin in just over six hours. Read More >>
08/08/2016 The Wedgetail is a core operating capability for the Australian Defence Force in its transformation process. Read More >>
08/06/2016 Pitch Black 2016 is a high end combat exercise. Read More >>
08/06/2016 The Aussie amphibious ships are becoming operational as the twin processes of transformation of the fleet and of airpower are underway. Read More >>
08/06/2016 As part of the run up to IOC, the F-35A successfully fires its core air to air missile. Read More >>
08/20/2016 This video by Todd Miller highlights the entry of the F-35C into a hangar onboard the USS George Washington, ... Read More >>
08/20/2016 Video:SPMAGTF-CR Training with the French ... Read More >>
08/20/2016 Video:NATO Global Hawk ... Read More >>
08/19/2016 In these photos, the Wedgetail or E-7 aircraft is featured during Pitch Black 2016. Read More >>
08/16/2016 Video:Norwegian F-16s Perform ISR Missions ... Read More >>
08/13/2016 Video:NATO AGS Global Hawk Flight ... Read More >>
08/10/2016 “Future Pitch Black exercises will see the KC-30A refuelling more aircraft, including the Super Hornet, Wedgetail, and some of our international partners.” ... Read More >>
08/10/2016 The MRH-90 operating off an Australian LHD has done its first replenishment of a US Navy ship. Read More >>
08/10/2016 Recently, the Marine’s premier attack helicopter landed on the HMAS Canberra during the RIMAC exercise. Read More >>
08/10/2016 Video:SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines Conduct a NEO Exercise at French Training Center ... Read More >>
08/08/2016 A KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport and its crew from No. 33 Squadron visited Italy, and France, and the UK in July 2016. Read More >>
08/07/2016 Video:Replenishment at Sea of the USS Reagan (Time Lapse) ... Read More >>
08/03/2016 Video:Aussie Amphibious Ready Element Training at RIMPAC ... Read More >>
08/01/2016 Video:USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Time-Lapse Video ... Read More >>
07/23/2016 Video:Polish Minesweepers Train for Action ... Read More >>
07/21/2016 Video:Polish Minesweepers Train for Action ... Read More >>
07/18/2016 Video:Cockpit Footage from A-10 ... Read More >>
07/15/2016 Video:Midwinter Airdrop to Australian Antarctic ... Read More >>
07/15/2016 Video:USAF and RAAF Train for Rescue Missions ... Read More >>
07/12/2016 Slideshow :HMAS Perth on Deployment to the Middle East ... Read More >>
07/10/2016 Video:HMAS Adelaide for Exercise Hamel 16 ... Read More >>
07/09/2016 Video:F-35B Aerial Refueling ... Read More >>
07/09/2016 Slideshow:Exercise Hamel 2016 ... Read More >>
07/08/2016 Video:Autonomous Systems for Military Ops ... Read More >>
07/10/2016 – The pilots highlight interoperability built in.Read More>>
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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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
In a piece published in the first issue of 2016 by Front Line Defence, the significance and challenge for modern fleet logistics is the focus of attention.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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