The Dambusters Arrive at RAF Marham on the D-Day Anniversary

06/08/2018
The importance of the arrival of the F-35s within the overall context of UK defense transformation was highlighted by a UK Ministry of Defence article published on the day of the arrival of the jets at RAF Marham, The first of Britain’s next-generation fighter jets have arrived home two months…

Antonovs Deliver F-35 Training Equipment to Aussie F-35 Training Center

05/04/2018
RAAF Base Williamtown hosted one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft, an Antonov An-124 on Wednesday 2 May, and Thursday 3 May to deliver F-35A training equipment. The equipment – an F-35 Weapons Load Trainer (WLT) and Ejection Seat Maintenance Trainer (ESMT), unloaded and installed in the Australian F-35 Integrated…

Mission Ready F-35s Delivered to RAAF

04/10/2018
Recently, Australia more than doubled its F-35A fleet when Lockheed Martin delivered three F-35As (AU3, AU4 and AU5) to the Royal Australian Air Force team stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA. These are Australia's first Block 3F Lightning II 'Mission Ready' jets which are being used to train…

Marines Work the Sea Base and Expanded Capabilities

03/27/2018
Pilots aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) perform deck landing qualifications in an MV-22B Osprey, MH-60S Sea Hawk, and F-35B Lightning II on March 19, 2018. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward deployed Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of…

Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (Retd.)

02/12/2018
Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (Retd.) is a leading Australian strategist. He has most recently been Deputy Chairman of both the Kokoda Foundation and the Williams Foundations where he has led key efforts to reshape Australian and allied thinking about defense transformation appropriate to the evolving strategic environment. John Blackburn…

Dr. Kenneth Maxwell

02/12/2018
Dr. Kenneth Maxwell was the founding Director of the Brazil Studies Program at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) (2006-2008) and a Visiting Professor in Harvard’s Department of History (2004-2008). From 1989 to 2004 he was Director of the Latin America Program at the Council on Foreign Relations,…