05/21/2015 – We have six F-18 squadrons and one F-35 training squadron at Beaufort.
One of major tasks is developing integration between 4th and 5th generation aircraft.
Our F-35 training squadron participates on almost a daily local basis on such efforts and works on a greater scale as well." ...
05/20/2015 – Significant innovation, shaping distributed operational capabilities, and greater coalition effectiveness are all part of the way ahead for the Australian forces.
It is about building a more credible deterrent force, one whose effectiveness can not be in doubt in the eyes of the adversaries of the democracies.
05/17/2015 – This September, the Osprey will reach an 8-year mark in its operational deployment history.
The Marines as the only tiltrotor-enabled assault force in the world are reshaping concepts of operations.
With the sale of Ospreys to Japan, a new global phase is opening.
05/17/2015 – What is not widely realized that the RAF has been able to put a template for transformation together, which can allow it to play an effective joint and coalition role. ...
05/15/2015 – The synergy among the new carrier, the complex weapons enterprise, the coming of the F-35 and the modernization of the Eurofighter can be significant for the British forces.
And the UK working relationships with other European air forces, notably with Italy, can provide a catalyst for change in the decade ahead.
On April 17, 2015, two of our partners, the Williams Foundation (Australia) and the Centre for Defense Studies (University of Copenhagen) hosted a seminar in Copenhagen on airpower innovation....Download PDF Now>>
05/21/2015 The discussions of innovative airpower enabling coalition operations presented during the Copenhagen Airpower Symposium is the focus of a new Special Report ... Read More >>
05/20/2015 Lt. Gen. John Wissler Discusses Huey Crash in Nepal. Read More >>
05/20/2015 Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, of the Royal Australian Air Force, talks about the Aussies at uke Air Force Base. Read More >>
05/17/2015 The USN, the USMC, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy are all pursuing new carrier programs designed to thrive, not just survive in 21st century operations. Read More >>
05/16/2015 Four RAF Typhoons recently deployed to Amari airbase in Estonia as part of NATO’s Baltic air policing mission. Read More >>
05/15/2015 How can NATO best shape a credible defense strategy which meets the realistic performance of the key stakeholders in defense and security in Northern Europe? ... Read More >>
05/15/2015 The deputy commander for the 33rd Fighter Wing reportedly joked that the only difference between Lt. Mau and male pilots was the size of her uniform and face mask. Read More >>
05/15/2015 VMFA-121 Conducts F-35B Simulated Flight Deck Training At MCAS Yuma ... Read More >>
05/13/2015 The crash reminds us that aerospace innovation does not come without human cost. Read More >>
05/12/2015 The B-3 will enter a fleet in the midst of a revolution in air combat affairs. Read More >>
05/11/2015 The Australian Minister of Defence embraces a fifth generation warfare approach for the Australian forces. Read More >>
05/11/2015 The ecosystem which synergistically interacts with the coming and evolution of the F-35 global fleet is what Plan Jericho is all about. Read More >>
05/09/2015 The Japanese government has become the first foreign government to purchase the V-22. Read More >>
05/09/2015 It is excruciatingly apparent that we are still consistently reproducing large-scale intelligence failures. Read More >>
05/06/2015 The GCC/Arab air forces are demonstrating capabilities which are at least as good as many NATO countries. Read More >>
05/04/2015 The first official class of student pilots is scheduled to begin May 4 at Luke AFB. Read More >>
05/04/2015 The recent Airpower symposium held in Copenhagen, Denmark was co-hosted by the Williams Foundation and the Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen. Read More >>
05/02/2015 Norway will take over the role of policing Baltic airspace this month. Read More >>
05/20/2015 Slideshow:Helo Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Exercise ... Read More >>
05/20/2015 Slideshow:USS Laboon Operations in the Mediterranean ... Read More >>
05/20/2015 Slideshow:24th MEU Marines Depart USS New York for French Bilateral Training in Djibouti ... Read More >>
05/17/2015 Slideshow:SPMAGTF-CR-Conducts NEO Exercise ... Read More >>
05/15/2015 Video:70th Anniversary of V-E Day Flyover in Washington, D.C. Read More >>
05/15/2015 Video:U.S. Marines and Nepalese Soldiers Deliver Aid on MV-22 Osprey ... Read More >>
05/15/2015 Video:Ospreys Support Nepal Aid Effort ... Read More >>
05/15/2015 Video:Visiting the Might Eighth Air Force Museum ... Read More >>
05/13/2015 Slideshow:134th Air Refueling Wing ... Read More >>
05/10/2015 Video:C-17 Night Flight ... Read More >>
05/09/2015 Slideshow:Visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth ... Read More >>
05/05/2015 Video:CAG 17 Aboard USS Carl Vinson ... Read More >>
05/04/2015 Video:Japanese Defense Minister Osprey Flight ... Read More >>
05/04/2015 Video:Australian C-17 aid to Nepal ... Read More >>
05/02/2015 The Italian Air Force airlifted humanitarian aid to Nepal via their Boeing 767 transport. Read More >>
05/02/2015 A French Air Force A340 was the initial means to deliver aid to Nepal. Read More >>
05/02/2015 In a video released on April 10. 2015, the Netherlands armed forces highlight their contributions to Dutch defense and security. Read More >>
05/01/2015 Video:Joint Warrior 151 in Scotland ... Read More >>
05/01/2015 Video:LUH-72 Lakota Footage of CH-47 Chinook Flyby ... Read More >>
04/30/2015 Video:Utah Air National Guard Refuels NATO Allies ... Read More >>
04/30/2015 Video:Simulated Air Attack on Spanish Warship ... Read More >>
04/29/2015 Video:Bush and Theodore Roosevelt Ammo Transfer ... Read More >>
04/28/2015 Video:Joint Warrior 151 in Scotland – Refueling at Sea ... Read More >>
04/27/2015 Slideshow:USMC Helicopter Support Team ... Read More >>
04/27/2015 Video:Joint Warrior 151 in Scotland – Mine Hunter Operations ... 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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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.
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.
An Update on the A400M, April 2015
Visits to the A400M multinational training center at Seville and at the Bricy Air Base in France provide an operational perspective on the roll out of the A400M.
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.
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.
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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