03/05/2015 – In effect, what is happening under the pressure of the ISIL movement and other dynamics in the region, the Euro-Med region is becoming a highly interconnected zone within which security is increasingly important.
In a new report from the Italian Center for International Studies, analysts look at the evolving Libyan situation and Western options, and the key role which Italy can play in shaping those options. ...
03/04/2015 – Dr. Donald Kinard, an expert on F-35 manufacturing, discusses the maturation of the production processes in the program..
The learning process from suppliers to final assembly to maintainers is a fundamental part of the F-35 effort which is facilitated by the digital thread production process.
03/03/2015 – China protests the coming deployment of THAAD to South Korea, while it prepares its own missile defense options..
Will US nuclear guarantees to Asian allies stand the test of Chinese missile defense system deployments?.
03/03/2015 – What the E2D and the F-35C, working alongside F/A-18s and EA-18Gs, do is to unlock more offensive capabilities from the strike force.
The F35 is unequivocally going to make the carrier strike group as a whole, not just the aviation side, better. ...
02/28/2015 – ISIS is a brutal force, which asserts that only they have the right to rule in the Middle East and beyond.
We need to engage in the battle of ideas as well for it is Western secularism and tolerance, which is the enemy, not Jews or Christians. Shiites or Sunni. ...
In this Special Report, Richard Weitz looks at the role of Kazakhstan in pursuing and promoting nuclear security.Download PDF Now>>
03/04/2015 The U.S. Naval Academy is in the formative stages of beginning to train Midshipman for Cyber Operations. Read More >>
03/03/2015 The HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest warship ever built by the UK, is being completed and will begin its sea trials next year. Read More >>
03/03/2015 This video highlights Canadian support for operations against the ISIL. Read More >>
03/03/2015 Will the Australians work with Japan to acquire new submarines? ... Read More >>
03/02/2015 Trident Juncture 2015 will be a major exercise for NATO forces, essentially leveraging their amphibious capabilities as part of a combined arms exercise. Read More >>
03/01/2015 The Final Assembly Line in Fort Worth is maturing and the FACO in Italy will deliver its first jet this year with the Japanese to open their facility next year. Read More >>
03/01/2015 We are revisiting the question of how technologies like RFID work to help DoD to have more effective systems to manage the logistics system. Read More >>
02/26/2015 Cyprus and Russia have stepped up their game. Read More >>
02/26/2015 This year's Cope North marked a first where Airmen deployed off Guam to the nearby islands of Tinian and Rota for the HA/DR exercise. ... Read More >>
02/25/2015 In a discussion with the chief engineer for designing the F-35 pilot interface, Dr. Skaff provides a sense of the way ahead based on dialogue with F-35 pilots and users. Read More >>
02/25/2015 The initial operating capability of the F-35 is not simply about the introduction of a replacement aircraft but the next phase in a revolution of airpower. Read More >>
02/24/2015 The Royal Australian Air Force has officially launched its transformation program at the Avalon Air Show, February 2015. Read More >>
02/24/2015 The Global Hawk has landed in Australia for the air show. Read More >>
02/24/2015 The Georgian and USMC working relationship has been built up over time during the Afghan operations. Read More >>
02/24/2015 S-cubed=sensors-stealth-speed of weapons can provide a new paradigm for shaping a combat force. Read More >>
02/24/2015 The distributed aperture system or DAS is a key set of sensors on the F-35 which provides data for the fused cockpit system and the helmet display. Read More >>
02/24/2015 In this February 2015 interview, Captain Robert Hall, the CO of the USS America looks back at the past few months with the ship and the period ahead. Read More >>
02/23/2015 What is the future of the EU-Eastern relationship? ... Read More >>
02/22/2015 Raptors in the Middle East are operating the fifth generation way. ... Read More >>
03/05/2015 Video:Ospreys Take Off from USS Bonhomie Richard ... Read More >>
03/04/2015 Video:Canadian and US Soldiers Train in Latvia ... Read More >>
03/03/2015 Video:Makin Island ARG Returns After Seven-Month Deployment ... Read More >>
03/01/2015 Slideshow:Marines and JSDF Train in Forest Light ... Read More >>
02/27/2015 Slideshow:USS Bonhomme Richard: Malaysian port visit ... Read More >>
02/26/2015 Slideshow:US-Norwegian Joint Training ... Read More >>
02/26/2015 Video:Hueys Live Fire Drills Over Yuma ... Read More >>
02/24/2015 Video:Jump Training from Osprey ... Read More >>
02/22/2015 Slideshow:USS America Final Contract Trials ... Read More >>
02/22/2015 The A400M is part of the operational picture for the French Air Force in external operations. Read More >>
02/22/2015 The F-35 hub in the UK receives funding boost. Read More >>
02/20/2015 Slideshow: Osan Crew Prepares F-16s for Launch ... Read More >>
02/19/2015 The Australians are participating in the counter-terrorism efforts at sea as well as in the air in the Middle East. Read More >>
02/19/2015 Slideshow:Helo Lift of Parts from Djibouti to the USS Iwo Jima ... Read More >>
02/17/2015 Video:VMGR-252 Aerial Refueling Exercise ... Read More >>
02/17/2015 Slideshow:Polar Star frees vessel from Antarctic Ice ... Read More >>
02/16/2015 The Marines will be the first to operate the F-35C off of large deck carriers. Read More >>
02/16/2015 In this presentation by a USAF test pilot, a good overview on the F-35 and the transition in airpower is provided. Read More >>
02/16/2015 Video:B-1B Refueling Over Syria ... Read More >>
02/14/2015 Video:Red Flag 15-1 Update: 10 Feb ... Read More >>
02/14/2015 Video:Red Flag 15: Constructing UAV Under Cover of Darkness ... Read More >>
02/14/2015 A total of 150 RAAF personnel are participating in Exercise RED FLAG 15-1. Read More >>
02/14/2015 Slideshow:KC-130J Fixed Wing Refueling for 2nd Marine Air Wing ... Read More >>
02/13/2015 Cyber is part of the evolving concepts of operations for the maritime, joint and coalition force. Read More >>
02/11/2015 This story from the UK MOD website provides an update on UK participation in the current Iraq operations. Read More >>
02/10/2015 The FAF integrates its air lifters close into the battlespace when it deploys the joint force and is experimenting with the A400M ... Read More >>
02/06/2015 – The first IOC F-35A arrives at Nellis AFB.Read More>>
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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