Report from the International Fighter Conference 2018: Perspectives on the Way Ahead with Airpower Modernization

11/28/2018
This year’s International Fighter Conference held in Berlin provided a chance for the participants and the attendees to focus on the role of fighters in what we have been calling the strategic shift, namely, the shift from the land wars to operating in higher intensity operations against peer competitors. It…

The Return of Direct Defense and Danish Airpower Modernization

11/26/2018
In effect, the Danes like the other Nordics, are having to focus on direct defense as their core national mission, within an alliance context. This will mean as well a shift common to other alliance members from a focus on out of area operations, such as in Afghanistan, back to…

The ADF and the Way Ahead for an Australian Deterrent Strategy

09/24/2018
In this report, the major presentations and discussions at the Williams Foundation seminar on the imperative for an independent strike deterrent held on August 23, 2018 in Canberra, Australia are highlighted along with interviews conducted before, during and after the seminar as well. The focus is upon shaping an effective…

The UK, the F-35 and Strategic Considerations

08/03/2012
2012-08-03 by Robbin Laird We have posted a number of articles during the UK government's deliberation with regard to the F-35C versus the F-35B.  In a PDF special report included in this article, we have brought those articles together into one report.  A key element not so obvious within the…

French Land Forces Support:Looking For the Best Business Models

11/15/2009
IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE This article follows one published in the September-October 2008 Issue of Military Logistics International and  entitled “In the Eye of the Hurricane: French Army Support on the Move” [See pages 29 to 34]. The latter described the broad range of reforms under way within the…

ECATS: Pioneering Outsourcing In French Pilot Training

10/26/2009
In June 2009, ECATS celebrated its 50,000 flying hours at Le Bourget and has been pioneering a new approach in outsourcing training services’ support, which is now being duplicated and expanded accross France. This report focuses on such a “success story” by attempting to provide an overlook of the lessons learned ever…

Shaping a Collaborative Maritime Strategy for the Pacific: The USCG Role

10/07/2009
A new approach to maritime security which provides for layered defense of the American homeland built around maritime domain awareness is viewed as a crucial effort in the United States.  To build capabilities for the new approach requires redirecting U.S. maritime capabilities away from an emphasis on overseas presence and…

The Emergence of a 21st Century Concept of Air and Military Operations: The Impact of the “Forcing Function” of the 5th Generation Aircraft

09/21/2009
[download report in PDF format] sldinfo.com [caption id="attachment_646" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="F22 Formation"][/caption] The evolution of 21st century air operations is unfolding under the impact of a new generation of aircraft and a significant shift in the role of air operations in support of ground and maritime forces. The "5th generation"…