01/25/2015 – The Right Stuff is being delivered by combat aviators today.
But for asserted facts journalists their views are more important than how the operators are creating the airpower of tomorrow today. ...
01/25/2015 – The French Air Force is the lead Air Force in putting the A400M into service.
The FAF has built from the ground up an approach, which is designed to leverage the multi-national character of the program. ...
01/24/2015 – CVN 78 is built to provide an infrastructure for evolving warfighting capabilities and concepts of operations, not just for the U.S. Navy, but for the joint and coalition force as well.
The ship is designed to operate more effectively with an evolving airwing, which will change over the 50-year plus life of the carrier. ...
01/17/2015 – The RAAF has self-deployed to Iraq.
The KC-30A tanker has been a crucial asset for the RAAF to do so..
And according to the Commander of the RAAF Air Mobility Group, it has become the tanker of choice in Iraq.
01/16/2015 – The first F-35A has arrived at the Nellis Weapons School.
This is the Block Three aircraft which will be used to prepare initial operational capability for the USAF in 2016.
The Warfare Center at Nellis is a key player in shaping the evolution of the combat air force as it integrates the F-35 into combat operations.
In this Special Report, Richard Weitz looks at the role of Kazakhstan in pursuing and promoting nuclear security.Download PDF Now>>
01/25/2015 The war with ISIS has given Iraqi Kurdistan the opportunity to demonstrate its strength, order and cohesiveness. ... Read More >>
01/24/2015 Flight International has provided an update on the F-35 final assembly line in Fort Worth as of January 2015. Read More >>
01/23/2015 The A400M has entered into service with the French Air Force concurrent with a change in the French Air Force (FAF) command structure ... Read More >>
01/22/2015 The NATO Counter-Mine Task Force is about to go on an exercise in the Baltic sea. ... Read More >>
01/22/2015 The Gerald R. Ford has an additional 8000 square feet of operational space on the flight deck. ... Read More >>
01/21/2015 The CVN 78 has significant potential role as a very flexible command and control at sea command platform. ... Read More >>
01/20/2015 Cameroon is adding Russia to the mix of its arms suppliers. Read More >>
01/20/2015 Egypt turns to France and Russia as arms suppliers. Read More >>
01/19/2015 Training to bring together the core competencies of the two systems -- F-22 and F-35 -- into a coherent combat force has begun. ... Read More >>
01/16/2015 A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when its first F-35A Lightning II touched-down at Nellis. Read More >>
01/14/2015 As the A400M squadron is stood up and its operations normalized, the A400M will enter the normal French systems of maintenance and support. Read More >>
01/13/2015 U.S. Army troops resumed Operation Atlantic Resolve land-forces training of allied and partner forces this week as 75 Stryker combat vehicles arrived in Eastern Europe ... Read More >>
01/12/2015 For the first time, the new Australian airborne early warning and C2 aircraft is operating in combat. Read More >>
01/12/2015 The laser aboard the USS Ponce is fully operational and integrated into the radar system onboard. Read More >>
01/11/2015 In a follow up from her visit to the Middle East, the Italian Defense Minister signs a new defense cooperation agreement with Egypt. Read More >>
01/10/2015 The USS Ford will provide a solid infrastructure for building 21st century concepts of operations. Read More >>
01/08/2015 The latest Russian military doctrine has been signed out in December 2014. ... Read More >>
01/08/2015 The Deputy Commandant of Aviation looks at the year ahead. Read More >>
01/04/2015 The USS Fort Worth is deployed with a Fire Scout and Seahawk on board. Read More >>
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01/25/2015 Slideshow:The Air Wing at Sea Aboard the USS George Washington ... Read More >>
01/20/2015 Slideshow:Preparing the USS John C. Stennis Flight Deck ... Read More >>
01/19/2015 The F-35C is coming to the carrier air wing. Read More >>
01/15/2015 Slideshow:An A-400M Slideshow ... Read More >>
01/15/2015 Slideshow:24th MEU Training For Deployment ... Read More >>
01/13/2015 Slideshow:Transiting the Suez Canal ... Read More >>
01/11/2015 Recently, the Aussie PM visited the Australian forces in the Middle East. Read More >>
01/10/2015 Slideshow:RAAF Air Mobility Group in Action ... Read More >>
01/10/2015 Video:Underwater Images of USS Utah Memorial ... Read More >>
01/08/2015 Slideshow:RAAF C-130s September 2014 Flyover Sydney Harbor and Richmond Air Base ... Read More >>
01/07/2015 Video:SBX Entering Pearl Harbor, October 2014 ... Read More >>
01/05/2015 Replenishment at sea provided by an MSC ship to the USN fleet. Read More >>
01/04/2015 Slideshow:USS Carl Vinson Flight Operations in Support of Iraqi Ops ... Read More >>
01/01/2015 Video:Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Exercise ... Read More >>
12/18/2014 Slideshow:MSST Fast Ropes Aboard a Fast Response Cutter: A First ... 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 >>
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 >>
07/25/2014 Video: Replenishment at Sea in the Pacific ... Read More >>
07/24/2014 Video:With the Russian factor in play, NATO deploys to the Black Sea. Read More >>
07/24/2014 Video:Harvest Hawk seen testing its weapons. Read More >>
07/23/2014 Video:Red Flag 14-13 Update ... 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.
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.
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."
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