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 »

The Coming of the CH-53K: A Look Back at 2020 and 2021 Developments

10/12/2021By Robbin Laird In this report, I have brought together my pieces (with one exception) on the CH-53K published since mid-2020. The one exception? II start the report… Read more »

The Future Combat Air System: An Overview

08/05/2021The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) is a core initiative of the Macron Administration for both defense modernization and building out defense cooperation with its core Airbus allies,… Read more »

Next Generation Autonomous Systems: A Williams Foundation Special Report

06/09/2021On April 8, 2021, the Williams Foundation held a seminar originally scheduled for last March. It was postponed as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. As Air Marshal (Retired)… Read more »

Next Generation Autonomous Systems

06/08/2021In this report, the key themes and presentations at the April 8, 2021, Williams Foundation seminar on Next Generation Autonomous Systems are highlighted. A number of interviews with… Read more »

2nd Fleet and Joint Force Command Norfolk: A May 2021 Update

05/25/2021As the Commander of 2nd Fleet and of JFC Norfolk put it in a recent article in The Proceedings: “In response to Russia’s military resurgence, the U.S. Navy… Read more »