The 11 April 2024 Sir Richard Williams Seminar: The Multi-Domain Requirements of an Australian Defence Strategy

05/12/2024The first of two seminars of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation in 2024 was held on 11 April 2024 at the National Gallery of Australia. The seminar was… Read more »

Maritime Autonomous Systems in a Combined Operation with Manned Aircraft

03/03/2024Maritime autonomous systems can be used a variety of ways to support the combat force. My book to be published this month, The Coming of Maritime Autonomous Systems:… Read more »

The Enterprise Requirements of an Australian Multi-Domain Strike Capability

12/12/2023On 27 September 2023, the second Williams Foundation seminar for the year was held at the National Gallery in Canberra. The second provided a case study of building… Read more »

An Update on MAWTS-1: 2023

12/05/2023By Robbin Laird This report focuses on MAWTS-1 in 2023. In 2023, I interviewed the CO of MAWTS-1, Col Eric Purcell, in April and then visited the command… Read more »

Australian Defence and Deterrence: A 2023 Update

04/17/2023A look at the changing focus on deterrence and defence in Australia seen through the optic of the Williams Foundation seminar held in Canberra on 30 March 2023.… Read more »

The Australian Defence Force Faces Its Future in the Direct Defense of Australia

10/11/2022With the looming defence strategic review launched by the new Labour government, the Williams Foundation seminar held on September 28, 2022 looked at the challenges facing the ADF… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Integrated Distributed Force

05/09/2022On March 24, 2022, the Williams Foundation held its first of two seminars to be held this year. The seminar was the latest in a series of seminars… Read more »

The Requirements of a Sovereign Defence Space Capability

01/08/2022Recently, the Williams Foundation held its latest bi-annual seminar, this one focused on the way ahead for the Australian space enterprise.  Since 2014, the Williams Foundation has held… Read more »