03/27/2015 – Along with the South Koreans and Australians, the Japanese are building amphibious ships.
It seems clear that the coming of the Osprey is part of the future for the Japanese Navy and as the USN-USMC team works through the role of the Osprey in coalition concepts of operations, they will work closely with Japan without a doubt.
03/27/2015 – The LX(R) is designed to replace the aging LSDs.
And will do so based on the LPD-17 hull form and hence leverage what has become a very successful ship design.
Jim Strock discusses the way ahead with the amphibious fleet and the role of the LX(R) within that fleet.. ...
03/25/2015 – You have new forces coming in the airpower arena, which allow you to redesign a lethal C-2 extended force.
The new systems enable transformation but the older platforms need to be reworked to ensure that they can actually play the role of an effective operational reserve. ...
03/22/2015 – Rather than having supply chain of segments dependent on local reporting sent back to the core, what can evolve is domain knowledge of the supply chain itself with appropriate levels of decision making.
It is about the strategic shift to distributed decision making. ...
03/18/2015 – The RAF is undergoing two fighter aircraft transitions at the same time..
The RAF will be managing a double transition with Typhoon becoming multi-role and the F-35B operating off of land or ships to provide the fifth generation capability to the evolving RAF strike force.
The weapons enterprise is a key lynchpin in the transition.. ...
In this Special Report, Richard Weitz looks at the role of Kazakhstan in pursuing and promoting nuclear security.Download PDF Now>>
03/27/2015 NATO is under clear pressure as both the challenges of direct defense and operations in the Middle East are pressing in. Read More >>
03/27/2015 The first Ospreys to land on a foreign warship landed on HMS Illustrious in 2007. Read More >>
03/27/2015 Why not leverage the know how of building that ship with transitioning to a new build configuration of a successful ship class? ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 Slideshow:Osprey Proof of Concept Flight to Sasebo, Japan ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 In its around the world deployment, the USS Theodore Roosevelt has anchored off of Portsmouth on its round the world deployment. Read More >>
03/25/2015 The West ignores Putin at its own peril. Read More >>
03/24/2015 With enhanced Russian activity in the region, Sweden is bolstering its defense efforts. Read More >>
03/24/2015 French forces along with several allied air and naval forces are joining in to aid the population of Vanuatu in the wake of a major natural disaster. Read More >>
03/24/2015 The Italian military provides an important capability for Italy to respond to international crises but which are under pressure from economic stringencies. Read More >>
03/23/2015 Is Brazilian democratic stability at risk? ... Read More >>
03/23/2015 The Japanese and Australians are discussing submarine collaboration as well. Read More >>
03/23/2015 Western forces maintaining relevant airpower capabilities to provide support to the Afghan airpower transition is an important element of that transition. Read More >>
03/22/2015 The Russian Ambassador tells Denmark: Missile Defense No! ... Read More >>
03/22/2015 Australia and other nations move supplies to provide immediate aid to the cyclone victims in Vanuatu with both air and sea lift. Read More >>
03/21/2015 One thing which long range lift airplanes allow a country to do is to operate globally. Read More >>
03/20/2015 According to Steve Over, the head of international Business Development for the F-35, the program is on track to deliver around 400 aircraft by 2018 and 600 by 2020. Read More >>
03/20/2015 The F-35 is a 21st century air combat system embedded within a unique global enterprise. Read More >>
03/20/2015 This interview with "Turbo" Tomassetti provides a look at the way ahead for the USMC IOC of the F-35B. Read More >>
03/18/2015 The Russians have left the CFE and have thereby made a strategic statement. Read More >>
03/18/2015 The role of C2 and of aircraft like the KC-130J and A400M which can operate off of austere airfields, tank and provide support is of growing significance for distributed operations.. Read More >>
03/28/2015 Video:USS Houston (SSN 713) Getting Underway ... Read More >>
03/26/2015 Video:RAAF C-17s Deliver Blackhawks in Support of Vanuatu Relief Effort ... Read More >>
03/26/2015 Video:Marines with SP-MAGTF Participate in Spanish Relief Exercise ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 Video:RAAF Pilot Completes His First F-35A Flight ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 Slideshow:The USS Theodore Roosevelt Operating the Current Air Wing ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 Video:Polar Star Returns following Operation Deep Freeze 2015 ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 Video:USS Bonhomme Richard Timelapse Video Leaving Sasebo Harbor ... Read More >>
03/25/2015 Video:USAF 31st Fighter Squadron Train for Baltic Defense ... Read More >>
03/23/2015 Video:The Royal Australian Navy Supports Operation Pacific Assist ... Read More >>
03/23/2015 Video:NATO AWACS Practices Approaches on Chièvres Air Base ... Read More >>
03/22/2015 Video:USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) Getting Underway ... Read More >>
03/20/2015 Video:C-130J Formation Flies in Australia ... Read More >>
03/19/2015 Video:USS Mississippi (SSN 782) Getting Underway ... Read More >>
03/17/2015 Video:Crisis Response Marines Complete Aerial Refueling Mission From Spain ... Read More >>
03/17/2015 Video:Marines Board MV-22 Osprey on USS Bonhomme Richard ... Read More >>
03/16/2015 Slideshow:USS America Test Firing Sea Sparrows ... Read More >>
03/16/2015 Video:USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) Getting Underway ... Read More >>
03/16/2015 Video:General Dempsey Visits French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle ... Read More >>
03/15/2015 Slideshow:Ospreys Support Airfield Seizure Training Operation ... Read More >>
03/15/2015 Video:USS Carl Vinson and FS Charles de Gaulle ... Read More >>
03/13/2015 Slideshow:24th MEU Operations ... Read More >>
03/10/2015 Video:Loading MRAPs onto a C-17 ... Read More >>
03/08/2015 Video:B-1 Night Take-Off at Al Udeid Air Base ... Read More >>
03/07/2015 There has be a significant increase in scrambles by the ASDF in 2014 compared to 2013. Read More >>
03/07/2015 Video:Latvians and Canadians Train Together in Latvia ... 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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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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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.
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.
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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