Re-setting Sustainment for the Royal Australian Navy Fleet

10/11/2019
Recently, I attended the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy’s Seapower conference being held in Sydney from October 8th through the 10th, 2019. For five years, I have been attending the Williams Foundation Seminars and writing the reports on the transformation of the RAAF and its impact on shaping a…

In the Rebuild of the Australian Navy: The Government Looks to Key Role for Industrial Partnerships

10/09/2019
By Robbin Laird As I have argued earlier that the rebuild of the Australian Navy is not just a whole of government effort but a whole of society effort, if it is to succeed. The Australian Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, emphasized in his presentation in the…

Operation Rapid Forge: Highlighting the Challenge To Shape a Sustainment Capability to Enable an Integrated Distributed Force.

10/08/2019
By Robbin Laird To deal with the challenge posed by the 21st century authoritarian powers, the United States military and its allies are rebuilding their combat approach. The strategic trajectory is to shape a force which can prevail in an area of interest with a coordinated or integrated dispersed or…

The Five Eyes Interoperability Council and Exercise Mobility Guardian 19

10/02/2019
By Flying Officer Clarice Hurren A key Five Eyes group of air force advisers is testing interoperability across combat support, aeromedical evacuation and air mobility as part of Exercise Mobility Guardian 19 (MG19). The Five Eyes Air Force Interoperability Council (AFIC) has existed for more than 70 years, under different…

RAAF in Exercise Mobility Guardian 2019

09/21/2019
By Flying Officer Clarice Hurren 20 September 2019 In the valley between the mammoth volcano Mount Rainier and snow-capped Mount Adams, personnel from 383 Contingency Response Squadron (383CRS) were flown into Selah Airstrip at Yakima Training Center as part of Exercise Mobility Guardian. The team, made up of airfield engineers,…

The Potential Impact of 3D Printing on the Military Supply Chain

08/25/2019
3 D Printing is in its infancy in terms of providing parts for the military. A challenge for the military is of course the need for parts reliability and ruggedness at very high standards. This is why the term "military grade" was invented. But as 3D printing becomes part of…

Supporting Expeditionary Force Logistics with USV Technology

08/06/2019
By George Galorisi While logistics isn’t a topic that typically evokes deep passion, it should be. Almost four decades ago, General Robert Barrow, USMC, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, coined a phrase that is still a staple of U.S. War College curricula, "Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals…

Thinking Post-Brexit: Serco Looks to Expand Footprint in the French Market

08/04/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris - Serco is seeking to break into the French defense market with offers of support services to military commanders, part of the British company’s bid to triple sales in Continental Europe in the next four years, two directors said. That drive to win French outsourcing deals…