The Requirements for Fifth Generation Manoeuver: Williams Foundation Report, November 2019

11/17/2019
In this report, the major presentations and discussions at the Williams Foundation seminar on the requirements for fifth generation manoeuvre held on October 24, 2019 in Canberra, Australia are highlighted along with interviews conducted before, during and after the seminar as well.  What is fifth generation manoeuvre? The definition by…

UAE’s EDGE Positions Itself in the Global Technology Competition

11/17/2019
By India Strategic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces inaugurated EDGE on November 5th, a company set to reposition the UAE as a notable global player in advanced technology.…

The International Fighter Conference 2019: An Initial Retrospective

11/15/2019
By Robbin Laird The 2019 edition of the International Fighter Conference is now history. And it was held in the city of Berlin which earlier in the month was remembering the 30 year history of the Fall of the Wall. That event ushered in the ultimate collapse of the Soviet…

The Australian Minister of Defense Visits Washington: November 2019

11/15/2019
By Anne Borzycki The Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Honorable Linda Reynolds CSC, spoke to the Hudson Institute in Washington DC on 1 November 2019.  The topic of her presentation was The US-Australia Defence Alliance in a Contested World. Following a reaffirmation of the Australian-US relationship, a reflection on…

The Challenge of Operating Integrated Manned and Unmanned Systems

11/14/2019
By John Conway The concept of a ‘wingman’ is as old as military aviation itself. Providing mutual support within a formation, the purpose of a wingman was established to protect the flight lead and provide him or her with the additional mental capacity to manage the formation, operate the aircraft, and make decisions. As…

An Update on the Japanese Self Defense Force

11/13/2019
By Eugene Gerden According to recent statements by senior representatives of the Japanese military as well as local defence analysts, Japan is steadily continuing along its path of active defence with the development of a new national defence budget for 2020. According to statements by the official spokesperson for the…

Changing the Business Rules: Moving Beyond Slo Mo War Preparation

12/18/2017
2017-12-18 By Brian Morra The Department of Defense’s acquisition system is a major cause of the erosion of the defense capabilities of the United States. This erosion is visible in high profile, fatal accidents like those the US Navy has experienced in the Western Pacific over the past two years.…