12/04/2013 – The PRC now faces the challenge of enforcing its ADIZ.
The practical result of the announced ADIZ is to bring together is many different ways all the nations who have had combat engagements with the PLA.
12/03/2013 – All of the major allies operating in the strategic quadrangle will be adding tankers or modernizing tankers in the decade ahead.
This decade is laying down the foundation for innovation in the next.
11/26/2013 – Commanders in the Pacific do not have the luxury of formulating strategies for the future without having to deal with the press of current challenges and crises.
This means that the challenge is to restructure and rework current capabilities towards the future as a means of more effectively responding to current challenges. ...
11/22/2013 – Before effective relief efforts can be generated, infrastructure has to be put in place to support the effort.
The USAF has unique capabilities in this regard. ...
11/19/2013 – This is an information warfare airplane which can share data across a fleet of global players.
The reach of the F-35 means that my planes operating in the Western Mediterranean can receive data from throughout the region.
And it is a plane with coalition designed into the aircraft. ...
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.Download PDF Now>>
12/05/2013 The USAF and the USMC are clearly working more closely together in shaping scalable expeditionary forces in the Pacific and elsewhere. Read More >>
12/05/2013 Navy P-8 Lands on Kadena as part of the response to the PRC declaration of an ADIZ. Read More >>
12/04/2013 Ospreys Appear at Nyutabaru Air Show for the First Time ... Read More >>
12/03/2013 In a new Special Report, we look at the Italian engagement with the F-35. Read More >>
12/02/2013 This article looks at the impact of the PRC ADIZ on Pacific defense. ... Read More >>
11/29/2013 Is the MBDA-Lockheed deal a marker for the future? ... Read More >>
11/28/2013 An update on US military policy in North Africa. Read More >>
11/27/2013 defenceWeb looks at Boeing's approach to the African market. Read More >>
11/27/2013 Putting in relief capabilities rapidly was demonstrated by the USMC, USAF and USN team. Read More >>
11/26/2013 Transitioning is as important as rapid arrival in a relief or combat operation. Read More >>
11/25/2013 Slideshow:PACAF Commander Focuses on the Pacific at the AFA Forum ... Read More >>
11/25/2013 The PRC has exported new fighters to Tanzania. Read More >>
11/22/2013 Major Guzman discusses the first few days of operations in sup0port of Philippine relief missions. Read More >>
11/22/2013 Scott Truver looks at the launch of the USS Ford. Read More >>
11/20/2013 The USS George Washington operinting in support of the relief effort in the Philippines ... Read More >>
11/20/2013 The Marines with their twined assets, KC-130Js and Ospreys, started the process of relief to the Philippines very rapidly indeed. Read More >>
11/19/2013 The Osprey-KC-130J pairing bought time for the current HA/DR mission. Read More >>
11/18/2013 In a recent exercise, the Osprey enabled Special Purpose MAGTF flew to France for exercises with the Foreign Legion. ... Read More >>
11/18/2013 The emergence of a European program integrating manned with unmanned assets to assist in maritime security. Read More >>
11/17/2013 This piece starts the process of our analyses of the nature of the initial insertion force in support of relief efforts. ... Read More >>
11/16/2013 South Korea has emerged as a global competitor in the international arms market. ... Read More >>
11/14/2013 Lt. General (Retired) Deptula argues for shaping an agile operational framework for the integrated employment of allied military power. ... Read More >>
11/14/2013 The Chinese are upgrading and shaping a maintenance role at a major Nigerian shipyard. Read More >>
12/06/2013 Slideshow:Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 Marines train with Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos ... Read More >>
12/06/2013 Slideshow:Brunei Air Show Highlights of Air Systems Demos ... Read More >>
12/06/2013 Video:C-130 Aircraft Lands at Night in Support of Exercise Forager Fury II ... Read More >>
12/06/2013 Video:The CG of 1st MAW flies a Prowler during Forager Fury II ... Read More >>
12/05/2013 Video:MV-22B Osprey Demonstration at BRIDEX13 ... Read More >>
12/04/2013 Video:Stinger Launch Simulator Familiarization Training ... Read More >>
12/01/2013 Slideshow:Exercise Forager Fury II ... Read More >>
12/01/2013 Video:A-10 Warthogs refuel over Afghanistan ... Read More >>
11/29/2013 Slideshow: The Osprey and the SDF ... Read More >>
11/29/2013 Slideshow:The George Washington: Moving from Disaster Relief to Preparing for Combat Operations ... Read More >>
11/29/2013 Slideshow:CNO Visits Israel ... Read More >>
11/29/2013 The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving. Read More >>
11/29/2013 The 31st MEU Commander looks back on the relief mission and ahead to the tasks ahead. Read More >>
11/29/2013 Slideshow:USS Boxer (LHD 4) Flight Operations ... Read More >>
11/27/2013 In this video, a C-17 is landing and being unloaded as part of the relief effort. Read More >>
11/27/2013 Slideshow:Oiler Supplies USS George Washington at Sea ... Read More >>
11/26/2013 The USN and JDF work together on relief aid. Read More >>
11/25/2013 Slideshow:Fork Lifts in Operation Damayan ... Read More >>
11/25/2013 Video:Philippine Air Force Helo Launch During Operation Damayan ... Read More >>
11/25/2013 Video:The Human Side of the Philippine Airlift ... Read More >>
11/25/2013 Video:Marine Conducting Forward Arming and Refueling Point Operations ... Read More >>
11/25/2013 Video:V-22 Osprey Aboard USS Ashland During Philippine Relief Effort ... Read More >>
11/24/2013 Video:USS Stockdale and USS Princeton at Sea ... Read More >>
11/22/2013 The Osprey with its KC-130 flies from Spain to Senegal and back for a get acquainted mission. ... Read More >>
11/21/2013 Video:AV-8B Harrier Aerial Refueling ... Read More >>
11/20/2013 Video:Time Lapse Video of Operation Damayan Supported from Tacloban Air Base. Read More >>
11/20/2013 This video highlights operating conditions on a major support airfield SEVERAL days after relief operations have been in play in the Philippines. Read More >>
In this report written by Dr. Richard Weitz, the key role which Azerbaijan plays in straddling Russia and Iran is the focus of attention.
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.
USAF Perspective on F-35 Combat Systems
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 recent visit to Italy, the facilities and interviews with senior Italian officials.
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.
Procurement Strategy for 21st Century Challenges
Note to Self: Do Not Buy Yesterday’s Systems for Yesterday’s Challenges.”
In a recent piece published by Jane’s Navy International, Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake look at the evolution of U.S. maritime strategy in the Pacific. The article presages some of the arguments in our forthcoming book with Richard Weitz entitled Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific: A 21st Century Strategy (Praeger). Posted with permission of Jane’s.
In this article on the VMX-22 and its contribution to the MAGTF, Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake highlight the evolution of USMC capabilities.
The article appeared in the October 2013, Leatherneck magazine.
We have a new edition of Three Dimensional Warriors.
The book can be purchased on Kindle and other e-book publishers as well.
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.
In a recent article published by the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program, the role of the F-35 radar is examined from the experience to date in combat exercises such as Northern Edge.
The F-35 Radar has already demonstrated a significant improvement in performance against enemy jammers and operating against advanced threats.
The B-17 lessons learned for 21st century airpower is the focus of this article.
In this book published by Second Line of Defense in 2013, the key role of air mobility as a mission enabler is addressed in terms of the impact of helos, lifters and tankers on security and defense operations.
The book is presented in flipbook format below.
In this book published by Second Line of Defense in 2011, the challenges of maritime security are addressed and analyzed.
The book is presented in flipbook format with the attached link.
In this edition of AIR ACTUALITIES, the French Air Force provides a look at their role in the Libyan operation in early 2011.
First introduced at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008, Three Dimensional Warriors provides an overview of how aviation for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) shapes their entire capabilities and directs how they operate.
The Second Edition can now be read on Kindle.
To read this Second Line of Defense book as a Flipbook click on the link below:
The first SIP report dealt with the dynamics of change in China and the potential impact of a nuclear Iran.
The second SIP report dealt with the Euro crisis and its impact on global dynamics and relations.
10/19/2013 – In this video, the F-35B is being tested about the USS Wasp and is doing twilight ops.Read More>>
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The largest international exhibition for land defense and security will be held in Paris from 16-20 June 2014.
A leading security exposition, Milpol, will be held in Paris November 19-22 2013.
The Air Force Association’s Pacific Air & Space Symposium will be held November 21 – 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
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