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…

European F-35 Milestones: November 2019

11/10/2019
By Andrew McLaughlin Two European JSF partner nations operators have achieved significant milestones with their F-35A Lightning II fleets. On November 6, Norway declared it had achieved an initial operational capability (IOC) of its F-35A following a testing deployment to Rygge Air Station, away from its Ørland Main Air Station…

Northrop Grumman Delivers 500th AN/APG-81 AESA radar for F-35

11/09/2019
Northrop Grumman has delivered its 500th AN/APG-81 fire control radar for the F-35 Lightning II. The Northrop Grumman AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array is the cornerstone of the F-35s advanced sensor suite, providing unparalleled battlespace situational awareness that translates into platform lethality, effectiveness and survivability.  “As a principal member of the…

Royal Australian Air Force Launches New Cyber Force

11/07/2019
By Flight Lieutenant Bel Scott AIR FORCE has launched a new cyber warfare (CW) workforce specifically selected, trained and prepared to lead a team of technical experts responsible for protecting networks, data and information systems. On October 31, Air Force introduced two new employment categories — cyber warfare officer (CWO)…

United States ISR Operations From New Base in Niger

11/07/2019
By defenceWeb Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger. The United States Air Force (USAF) has begun intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations from its newly constructed Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger. US Africa Command on 1 November said ISR operations are “in support of our partner forces and international efforts…

The IDF Hosts Blue Flag 19: A Fifth Generation Enabled Air Combat Exercise

11/07/2019
The Israeli Air Force is hosting a five day exercise in the south of the country involving over one thousand personnel from four nations, the US, Germany, Italy, and Greece. The IDF's F-35s are a key part of the exercise. Currently the IAF has 14 F-35 Adir aircraft and is…

An Update on Danish Defense: September 2019

11/07/2019
The Danish Government presents a comprehensive security policy package  Military contributions in defence of Danish interests. 2019-09-06 - 14:00 Today, at a meeting in the Foreign Policy Committee, the Danish Government has consulted with the parliamentary parties about new military contributions to promote international peace and security. Minister for Foreign…