10/03/2015 – It is important to underscore the impact informed discussion of combat innovation can have on informing the way ahead.
The RAAF and the Williams Foundation are leading the way.
10/03/2015 – Shaping capabilities to inform the joint force in an effective manner to enhance their lethality and survivability will be the challenge
Australia is investing in new systems to provide for new tool sets; and with Plan Jericho, the mindset is being reshaped to look to draw the best from what each platform can provide, to shape a more effective joint force effort.
10/03/2015 – The hijacking for product theft business model is likely to remain viable.
Notably, due to the structure of the networks and their ability to remain fluid and diversify and the acceptable risk and high reward benefits at all levels of activity.
10/03/2015 – When you pull those platforms together, the next logical step is to ask where is the next bang for the buck?
It is not buying necessarily more platforms; it is getting more out of them.
There is a general feeling around the Air Force that the Jericho Plan just arrived at the right time.
09/27/2015 – Together the Queen Elizabeth and the F-35B are a 21st century air system.
The F-35 is not a multi-mission aircraft but a mission similitude aircraft enabling further transformation. ...
This report looks at the RAAF approach to the transformation of jointness as they prepare to introduce the F-35 into the force....Download PDF Now>>
10/03/2015 Lt. General Preziosa looks back at the recent Baltic Air Patrol mission. Read More >>
10/03/2015 An Aussie tanker recently refueled USAF F-35As over the skies of the Western United States. Read More >>
10/03/2015 The Italian first flight of the F-35 sets in motion the F-35 global enterprise. Read More >>
10/03/2015 An element of the F-35 global enterprise is the possibility for allies to collaborate among themselves on building new missiles for the platform. Read More >>
10/03/2015 An example of con-ops driven innovation was seen in the RAF leadership preparing for the Battle of Britain. Read More >>
10/03/2015 What is the role of non-nuclear strategic weapons in shaping a response to Chinese and Russian military modernization? ... Read More >>
09/26/2015 This is an unusual museum for planes are from the second world war and are still capable of being flown and are done so on a regular basis. Read More >>
09/26/2015 Seen in the hangar were several Typhoons, but what was unusual were their markings. Read More >>
09/26/2015 The C-130J has been and is being modified to play a key role in the transformation of the working relationship between the Australian Army and the RAAF. Read More >>
09/25/2015 The Aussies are preparing for tanker 2.0 while the USAF awaits its first new tanker. Read More >>
09/24/2015 For the first time, the Danes are doing an Arctic exercise on both Greenland coasts. Read More >>
09/24/2015 The Army has so hijacked the concept of jointness that the broader transformation of jointness being shaped by the evolution of the amphibious forces has been missed. ... Read More >>
09/23/2015 Aussie C-130s Support Force Insertion during Exercise Northern Shield. Read More >>
09/23/2015 The Australians and Indians have held their first joint naval exercise. Read More >>
09/23/2015 The head of the Air Combat Group discusses recent RAAF experience in the Middle East as well as the way ahead for the fighter force. Read More >>
09/23/2015 Group Captain Robert Denney, Chief of Staff, for the Air Combat Group, discusses the RAAF's air combat transition. Read More >>
09/22/2015 Francis Tusa looks at the evolution of French arms exports. Read More >>
10/03/2015 Slideshow:First Flight of Italian-built F-35 ... Read More >>
10/03/2015 Video:2D LAAD Red Flag ... Read More >>
10/03/2015 Video:Norwegian Engineers Contribute to Baltic Defense ... Read More >>
10/01/2015 Video:U.S. Marines Share Tactics with Foreign Militaries ... Read More >>
09/30/2015 Video:MQ-1 Predator Pilots ... Read More >>
09/28/2015 Video:CVN 73 ... Read More >>
09/26/2015 Video:U.S. Marines Fly Night Strikes in Southwest Asia ... Read More >>
09/24/2015 Video:U.S. Marines Launch for F/A-18 strikes in Southwest Asia ... Read More >>
09/23/2015 Exercise Northern Shield involves over 1000 troops from the Army and Air Force. Read More >>
09/23/2015 Video:HMAS Canberra Sea Series Exercise ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 MV-22B Osprey with SP-MAGTF conducted deck landing qualifications aboard Spanish amphibious assault ship Juan Carlos I. Read More >>
09/21/2015 Video:At Sea in Dawn Blitz 2015 ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 Video:F-35A Lightning II Aerial Footage Hill AFB ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 Video:F-22 Raptors Take Off From German Airfield ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 Video:Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 The Dawn Blitz 2015 multinational amphibious exercise worked US with allied forces. Read More >>
09/21/2015 Video:F-22 Engagement in Europe ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 Video:USS Texas (SSN 775) ... Read More >>
09/18/2015 Video:Air Traffic Control Marines at Work (2) ... Read More >>
09/16/2015 Video:Air Traffic Control Marines at Work ... Read More >>
09/14/2015 Slideshow:Marines Perform Maritime Security Exercise With Australian Police ... Read More >>
09/10/2015 Slideshow:Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group formation during Talisman Sabre 2015 ... Read More >>
09/07/2015 Slideshow:Super Stallions in the Talisman Sabre 2015 Exercise ... Read More >>
09/03/2015 Slideshow:VMU-2 Conducts a RQ-7B Shadow Training Flight ... Read More >>
09/21/2015 – The F-35 is being built on three final assembly lines ...Read More>>
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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.
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