10/18/2017 – When the UK cancelled the Nimrod MRA4 program, the RAF faced a significant challenge: how to keep UK ASW and MPA skill sets alive?
The UK established the seedcorn program to provide for the transition.
Canada has played a key support role to the UK in this effort. ...
10/17/2017 – The Indian Air Force faces a strategic choice in terms of single engine fighter aircraft.
For the Indian Air Force the choice is rather stark if one takes an enterprise or global combat learning curve point of view.
10/17/2017 – “It's about training your crew that is capable of operating in a complex environment and being able to make decisions in such an environment.
"It is moving beyond being alone and unafraid to becoming an operational decision maker within a coalition in a 21st century maritime threat environment.”
10/16/2017 – “Block 3s was the game changer for the Aurora operationally.
“The technology onboard now allowed for a different workflow as the cockpit crew could now see the information being generated in the back end so that enhancing SA to all stations, including in the cockpit, provided a greater synergy and potential for new workflows throughout the airplane.
10/15/2017 – When people are talking about the Cold War as reoccurring, they are completely wrong.”
"They are missing the whole picture because we are in the complete different situation than we were during the Cold War.”
“If we are going to cope with that situation, the first thing we need to do is to neutralize the mobile missile batteries in the woods of Kaliningrad and along the borders of the Baltic nations. ...
This Special Report looks at innovations in the region and how these innovations might inform transformation of the forces of the liberal democracies in dealing with the illiberal powers.Download PDF Now>>
10/18/2017 The new Danish COS of the RDAF looks ahead as the Danes renorm their air combat force. Read More >>
10/17/2017 How might the Nordics best shape a way ahead in defense of their region? ... Read More >>
10/17/2017 The Philippine President Visits HMAS Adelaide. Read More >>
10/17/2017 A discussion with a senior Norwegian MoD official focuses on Nordic security dynamics. Read More >>
10/16/2017 Todd Miller flies onboard a tanker supporting the bomber fleet and recounts the experience. Read More >>
10/15/2017 Denel Dynamics is developing a BVR air-to-air missile which will be fitted onto the South African Gripen aircraft. Read More >>
10/15/2017 The Russian impact has been to stimulate greater Northern European interest in defense modernization and a practical focus on enhanced cooperation. Read More >>
10/15/2017 In October 2017, the Danish government released its proposed new five-year defense guidance and defense spending guidelines. Read More >>
10/15/2017 Our own business rules guarantee that we will not take full advantage of the software upgradeable platforms we are ALREADY buying. Read More >>
10/14/2017 The F-22 is becoming recognized for its C2, ISR and strike functionalities working within an integrated air combat force. Read More >>
10/14/2017 Ski jump training is part of the preparation for the new class of UK carriers which will deploy with F-35Bs as the key air combat component. Read More >>
10/14/2017 Recently, Eglin saw a milestone achieved with the 500th F-35 pilot taking to the skies. Read More >>
10/14/2017 The Welsh based RAF Valley Air Station has been modernized to play its role in the introduction of the F-35 and the evolution of the Typhoon-F-35 core to the RAF. Read More >>
10/14/2017 The 4th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Fighting Fuujins’ and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) received a first F-35A at Hill Air Force Base, Utah at the end of September. Read More >>
10/14/2017 U.S. Soldiers at WTI conduct an Offensive Air Support (OAS) exercise. Read More >>
10/13/2017 In addition to modernization of the Canadian variant of the P-3, Canada is adding a unique maritime helicopter to the mix, the CH-148 Cyclone. Read More >>
10/13/2017 The KC-10s and KC-30As have demonstrated their significant capabilities and operational flexibilities. Read More >>
10/17/2017 The is coming to Norway Next Month. Read More >>
10/17/2017 Video:A29 Instructor Pilot Interview ... Read More >>
10/16/2017 Video:BACN in the Field ... Read More >>
10/16/2017 Video:Aurora 17 Amphibious Assault ... Read More >>
10/15/2017 Terma is ramping up for its role in full-rate F-35 production. Read More >>
10/12/2017 Exercise Aurora involved air, land and sea assets, and focused on defending the Baltic Sea region together with NATO Allied and partner ... Read More >>
10/12/2017 Video:HH60 Refueling During Search and Rescue Support ... Read More >>
10/11/2017 Slideshow:USS Puller: AFSB and Alligator Dagger ... Read More >>
10/10/2017 Video:HMAS Choules Provides Humanitarian Relief ... Read More >>
10/10/2017 Video:Exercise Aurora 2017 Overview ... Read More >>
10/09/2017 Video:HMAS Adelaide in Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 ... Read More >>
10/09/2017 Slideshow:Battle Group Poland ... Read More >>
10/06/2017 Slideshow:Exercise Pandaroo 2017 ... Read More >>
10/05/2017 Video:The Perspective of an AV-8B Harrier II Pilot ... Read More >>
10/04/2017 Video: USAF Perspective on Air Policing in the Baltics ... Read More >>
10/03/2017 Video:Red Flag Coalition Ops Training ... Read More >>
09/29/2017 Slideshow:RADR Training ... Read More >>
09/28/2017 Video:LCS Mission Package ... Read More >>
09/27/2017 Video: Kadena Prepares for High Tempo Ops ... Read More >>
09/26/2017 Video:Beverly High: Preparing for High Tempo Operations ... Read More >>
09/25/2017 Air Chief Marshall Birender Singh Dhanoa recently visited the KC-30A squadron at Amberley Airbase. Read More >>
09/25/2017 Video:Osprey Across the Pacific ... Read More >>
09/25/2017 Video:Beverly Pack 17-3 ... Read More >>
09/22/2017 Video:Singapore Participates in Red Flag 17-4 ... Read More >>
09/21/2017 Video: RAF Lakenheath to Lithuania in Support of Baltic Air Policing 2017 ... Read More >>
10/17/2017 – The is coming to Norway Next Month.Read More>>
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The 2017 Joint Air and Space Power Conference will be held from 10-12 October 2017 in Essen Germany.
The next seminar in the Williams Foundation focus on the evolution and significance of electronic warfare for a 21st century integrated combat force. It will be held August 23, 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia, ACT.
Northern European and North Atlantic Defense: The Challenges Return
The Future of Electronic Warfare
Shaping 21st Century Norwegian Defense
This special report examines the Norwegian approach towards shaping a national defense policy.
The Maritime Services, the Allies and Shaping the Kill Web
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.
Rethinking China Policy
This special report examines the strategic opportunity for the Trump Administration.
Integrated Air and Missile Defence Study: The Challenge of Integrated Force Design
This Williams Foundation Report examines IAMD as a case study of how one might design an integrated force by design rather than doing so post-acquisition of platforms.
Designing the Integrated Force: How to Define and Meet the Challenge?
Levearge and Learning from Allied Forces
The Integration of the F-35B into USMC Operations
This special report provides an update on the introduction and integration of the F-35B into evolving USMC operations.
Norway Shaping Its 21st Century Defence
This article published in Front Line Defence, Vol. 14, No 2., 2017 looks at Norway’s approach to shaping a 21st Century defense structure.
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.
Visiting RAF Lossiemouth: The RAF Shapes a Way Ahead
The RAF is in transition and RAF Lossiemouth is a key base where it is taking place.
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
The F-35 and Transformation of the Power Projection Forces
We have just published a Special Report based on US and allied interviews on this important subject.
New Approaches to Air-Sea Integration
The Williams Foundation sponsored a seminar with regard to the way ahead on force integration.
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
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.
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.
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.
Australia Crafts Its Own Anti-Access, Area Denial Strategy
The Australian military is shaping a transformed military force, one built around new platforms but ones that operate in a joint manner in an extended battlespace. as seen in this August 19, 2016 Breaking Defense article.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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—General George Patton Jr.
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