04/21/2015 – The Copenhagen Symposium focused on the evolution of coalition airpower under the impact of dealing with 21st century threats and airpower modernization.
Clearly, airpower is central to Denmark and to its coalition efforts, both for direct defense and for expeditionary operations. ...
04/20/2015 – In this interview conducted at the Seville, Spain A400M training center, two leaders in shaping the multinational training process describe the effort and its advantages.
With the standing up of national training centers, there is the challenge of keeping the training common and learning how to shape the future evolution of the training, combat tactics and of the evolution of the airplane itself. ...
04/20/2015 – In this companion interview with Major Marcus Mainz, lead 2nd MEB planner for Bold Alligator 2014, some of the themes introduced by Major General Simcock are expanded with regard to C2 innovations.
C2 of a composited force is about flexible insertion appropriate to the mission, given its restraints, able to operate from land, air and the sea and not simply park forces on land. ...
04/20/2015 – In this interview with recently retired Lt. General Robling, he discusses his new role with a small but growing logistics company.
He highlights the twin challenges being faced as the US government currently pursues a Lowest Price/Technically Acceptable (LPTA) approach to logistics support and the challenge of expanding in the foreign market as the US defense market changes practices and contracts at the same time.
04/14/2015 – Everybody is trying to make money going further and be more effective and more efficient.
And, that's about having the right parts in the right place at the right time, and being able to move things around in a much more flexible way than is currently available with legacy approaches which are still very, very stove-piped..
In this Special Report, Richard Weitz looks at the role of Kazakhstan in pursuing and promoting nuclear security.Download PDF Now>>
04/20/2015 There are six A400ms already at the Bricy base flying on average two flights to Africa and two to Djibouti and the UAE per month, ... Read More >>
04/19/2015 The conference launched a significant effort to think through the core problem of evolving coalition airpower. Read More >>
04/19/2015 2d MEB is part of the USMC reshaping what the Command Element of a 21st century assault force really is all about. ... Read More >>
04/14/2015 On April 17, 2015, an international seminar in Copenhagen will address the opportunities and challenges of integrating new capabilities into small and medium air forces. Read More >>
04/14/2015 Early in April 2015, an airpower conference was held in Istanbul and sponsored by the Turkish Air Force. Read More >>
04/14/2015 Japanese researchers conducted experiments over Antarctica with a Balloon assisted UAV. Read More >>
04/13/2015 RAF Squadron Leader Nick deCandole describes life as an F-16 pilot at the Nellis Test and Evaluation squadron. Read More >>
04/11/2015 In 2015 one of Europe’s largest fighter jet exercise is to take place in the Nordic countries, with Norway as lead nation. Read More >>
04/11/2015 The Indians and the French are reworking their relationship in the context of a rapidly changing global environment. Read More >>
04/10/2015 India and France are closing in on a direct government-to-government deal which would ensure a timely delivery and at lower cost to the Indian Air Force of the aircraft. Read More >>
04/09/2015 The training facility operates as the mother ship for the basic training but national centers have been set up in France, Britain and one is being stood up in Germany. Read More >>
04/09/2015 The C-5M modernization has really unfolded below the radar of Washington analysts and critics. Read More >>
04/08/2015 Azerbaijan and Turkey have partnered with Georgia, Iran, or Turkmenistan in recent years to pursue targeted trilateral goals. Read More >>
04/06/2015 Brazil seems wedded to a very bad habit of navel gazing. Read More >>
04/05/2015 Francis Tusa looks back at the recent deliveries of MBDA and looks at the way ahead. Read More >>
04/05/2015 In this piece, Secretary Wynne discusses the way ahead for coalition airpower, 2030. Read More >>
04/04/2015 In his visit to India, the USN Commander in the Pacific spoke about the key role of the Indian-US relationship. Read More >>
04/20/2015 Video:USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Replenishment at Sea ... Read More >>
04/20/2015 Slideshow:CH-53 E in Training During MAWTS-1 Exercise ... Read More >>
04/20/2015 Video:Harrier Ops off of the USS Bonhomme Richard ... Read More >>
04/17/2015 Slideshow:AAV Returns to the USS Bonhomme Richard ... Read More >>
04/17/2015 Slideshow: USN Operating in the Black Sea ... Read More >>
04/16/2015 Video:USS Theodore Roosevelt Transits the Suez Canal ... Read More >>
04/16/2015 Video:USS Farragut Transits the Suez Canal ... Read More >>
04/15/2015 Video:USS Farragut Departs Palma de Mallorca ... Read More >>
04/15/2015 Video:A New Addition to the Afghan Airpower Transition (2) ... Read More >>
04/14/2015 04/14/2015: U.S. Marine Corps landing support specialists with Special-Purpose Marine ... Read More >>
04/14/2015 Slideshow:The Aussies Are Buying Two Additional C-17s ... Read More >>
04/14/2015 Video:CH-53E Super Stallion Fast Rope ... Read More >>
04/13/2015 Video:Final F/A-18F mission in the Middle East Region ... Read More >>
04/13/2015 Video:A New Addition to the Afghan Airpower Transition ... Read More >>
04/12/2015 Video:CH-53 External Lift ... Read More >>
04/10/2015 Video:KC-130J Hercules Tactical Aerial Delivery ... Read More >>
04/08/2015 Video:MV-22B Osprey Flight Operations ... Read More >>
04/08/2015 Video:Exercise Talon Reach ... Read More >>
04/05/2015 Slideshow:44 AMU's F-15 surge to the sky ... Read More >>
04/02/2015 Video:USS Bonhomme Richard LCU Recovery ... Read More >>
04/01/2015 Video:Celebrating the 70th Year of History of the USCG Bluebell ... Read More >>
03/31/2015 In November 2014, Second Line of Defense Co-Founder, Murielle Delaporte, visited the French and American forces in Djibouti. Read More >>
03/31/2015 Video:Operation Skyfall ... Read More >>
03/30/2015 Video:HMH-366 External Lift Training ... Read More >>
03/30/2015 Slideshow:Eagle Resolve Amphibious Exercise ... Read More >>
03/22/2015 – USN Reserve Pilot Flies the F-35B and the F-35C in the test process.Read More>>
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This unique symposium is co-sponsored by The Williams Foundation (Australia) and the Centre for Military Studies (Denmark).
The 10th Annual Kingston Conference on International Security focuses on the evolving role of robotics in military operations and will be held May 11-13 2015 in Kingston Waters Edge, Ontario.
The Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is truly a one-of-a-kind event where AFA brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia, and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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