The Combat Effect of the Super Tucano: A Tortured Acquisition Saga Gone Good

01/26/2018
2018-01-19 By Robbin Laird When have you read a positive review of our combat experience in Afghanistan from the Pentagon’s Inspector General? Not a common experience for sure, but very recently, the IG underscored a significant advance in how the battle in Afghanistan is going forward. “Less than two years…

A Photo Update on the KC-30A: Preparing for Tanker 2.0

01/25/2018
2018-01-20 by Robbin Laird In March, I will be back in Australia and will be writing the latest report for The Williams Foundation, with this year's seminar year starting with a look at the key challenge of shifting from the land wars to higher tempo and higher intensity operations. I…

Australian Hawkei Vehicles to Iraq for Test and Evaluation

01/23/2018
1/23/18:Two PMV-L Hawkei vehicles have arrived in the Middle East Region to conduct operational test and evaluation trials in Iraq. Soldiers from Task Group Taji 6 will utilise these vehicles throughout the trial period which will assess the sustainability of the vehicles. The vehicles were transported from Australia’s main operating…