UAE To Support Kenya Air Force Aircraft

11/30/2019
By defenceWeb The United Arab Emirates’ Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) has signed an agreement with the Kenya Air Force to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its aircraft. GAL, part of the newly created Edge defence conglomerate, made the announcement during the Dubai Air Show last week. It…

Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: “Losing Without Fighting”

11/10/2019
As John Blackburn has put it recently, if we do not pay much closer focus and care with regard to our supply chains, both civilian and military, we could find ourselves in the position of "losing with fighting." Air Vice Marshal (Retired) has focused much of his research and public…

Re-setting Sustainment for the Royal Australian Navy Fleet (Updated)

10/17/2019
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…

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

10/14/2019
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…

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…

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,…