07/22/2016 – F-35 pilots at RIAT talked about the plane and its impact on the way ahead.
In these two video extracts, a USMC pilot and a Norwegian Air Force pilot discuss the plane from their services perspectives.
07/19/2016 – It has been recently announced that the U.S. Forces Korea command would station a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in the ROK.
The decision is welcome but needs to be followed by additional measures to network the ROK, Japan, and the U.S. regional ballistic missile defenses (BMD). ...
07/18/2016 – The simultaneous standup of F-35s in the UK by the RAF and the USAF, the coming of the F-35Bs to the new British carriers, the F-35Cs to US aircraft carriers, of F-35As to Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands provides a key opportunity for synergy in shaping the extended defense of NATO.
With the same combat systems operating across the force, and the sharing of data across that force, a significant capability is being stood up from the beginning to provide for the common defense.
07/17/2016 – “The paradigm shift needs to be cultural and organizational if the ISTAR force with a large F to become a reality.
We are going from a tradition where we have operated isolated force elements to one where an integrated force can deliver 24/7 support and we need to shape a Whole Force solution approach.”
07/16/2016 – A major policy question facing the next Administration will clearly be how to deal with the new European map. ...
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>>
07/16/2016 In our latest Special Report, we look at the emergence of this capability in the US and Australian forces and the P-8 in the Indian, and UK forces. Read More >>
07/16/2016 The Australian MoD is very interested in shaping cross-cutting convergence among the services as the transformation of the force. Read More >>
07/14/2016 The P-8 is coming to RAF Lossiemouth. Read More >>
07/14/2016 The RAF and the USAF are seeking to shape a strategic advantage from flying the same fighter in the same airspace. Read More >>
07/13/2016 It can be easy to overlook how revolutionary a vertical lift aircraft which can operate at supersonic speeds actually is. Read More >>
07/12/2016 While at RIAT, the RAAF photographers provide perspective on the F-35s, F-22s, and Typhoons attending the event. Read More >>
07/12/2016 Australian Defence Force personnel are in Paris practising for the French National Day parade later this week. Read More >>
07/12/2016 The UK Ministry of Defence has formally committed to deployment of P-8s at RAF Lossiemouth. Read More >>
07/12/2016 KC-30A and Its Crew from No. 33 Squadron Attend the Royal International Air Tatoo ... Read More >>
07/11/2016 In this video, the Aussie forces which were sent to France to participate in the 14th of July Parade, 2016, are seen rehearsing with the French forces. Read More >>
07/11/2016 Russia is building a new icebreaking fleet as part of its Arctic strategy. Read More >>
07/11/2016 Force insertion is an increasingly important capability, notably with adversaries seeking to enhance their capabilities to deny the entry of US and allied forces into areas of interest. Read More >>
07/11/2016 When one looks at the end of an era, in this case the sun setting on the Tornado in the RAF, one can look backwards or forwards. Read More >>
07/10/2016 F-35A arrives in the United Kingdom. Read More >>
07/10/2016 The pilots highlight interoperability built in. Read More >>
07/09/2016 In this video from DCNS, the new class of submarines is described. Read More >>
07/09/2016 The modular Hforce system can be modified to customer requirements with regard to communications and weapons systems required by the customer. Read More >>
07/09/2016 Australia’s Maritime Task Group of three ships arrives in Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 16. 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 >>
07/08/2016 Video:Air Commando Special Forces ... Read More >>
07/08/2016 Video:First Harrier Squadron Transitions to F-35B ... Read More >>
07/07/2016 Slideshow:F-35A's Touch Down at RAF Fairford ... Read More >>
07/07/2016 Video:Arrival of New Aussie Amphibious Ship in Pearl Harbor ... Read More >>
07/06/2016 Video:RAAF Air Task Group Armament Technicians ... Read More >>
07/05/2016 Video:Training for Expeditionary Ops ... Read More >>
07/02/2016 Video:First USAF F-35A Refueling Across the Atlantic ... Read More >>
07/01/2016 Video:MV-22 Training at Miramar ... Read More >>
06/30/2016 Video:Air-Sea Power Demonstration ... Read More >>
06/27/2016 Video:Army Logisticians Conduct Weapons Training at Sea ... Read More >>
06/25/2016 Video:K-MAX Helicopters Arrive at MCAS Yuma ... Read More >>
06/20/2016 Video:F-16 Flying with F-35 at Luke AFB ... Read More >>
06/15/2016 Video:HMAS Perth First Deployment to the Middle East ... Read More >>
06/15/2016 Video:Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron ... Read More >>
06/12/2016 Video: Aussie Vietnam Veterans Return Home: The Repatriation of the Remains of 33 Aussie Servicemen ... Read More >>
06/11/2016 Video:DST Partnership Week ... 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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