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By Robbin Laird During my latest visit to MAWTS-1 in May 2018, the work of the MAWTS-1 team during WTI-18-2 was the focus of attention. MAWTS-1 is working on reshaping Marine Corps approaches to moving forward from a primary focus on counter intersurgency. The strategic shift from counter-insurgency to contested operations was the focus of the most recent seminar of the Williams Foundation provides a baseline examination of the strategic shift. At MAWTS-1, one can…

3D Printing and the USMC: Replacing a Part for the F-35B

04/20/2018Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of “‘‘additive manufacturing,’“ also known as 3-D printing. This innovative process uses 3-D printing software… Read more »

The RAAF’s Air Warfare Centre: Focused on Driving Integrated Force Innovations

04/12/2018By Robbin Laird During my most recent visit to Australia, I had a chance to discuss the way ahead for the newly established Air Warfare Centre with its… Read more »

The Air Combat Group in Transition: The Perspective of Air Commodore Kitcher

04/11/2018Robbin Laird During a visit to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown in March 2018, Murielle Delaporte and I had the chance to talk with the new… Read more »

Mission Ready F-35s Delivered to RAAF

04/10/2018Recently, 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… Read more »

Avengers and the F-35B

04/09/2018F-35B Lighting IIs assigned to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 participate in a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise and Maj. Chris Brandt,… Read more »

Marines, the F-35B and CENTCOM

04/08/2018Lance Cpl. Taryn Escott, Marine Corps Forces Central Command AFB MACDILL, Fla. — The F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at U.S. Central Command on MacDill Air Force Base,… Read more »

Debut of Republic of Korea’s First F-35A

04/01/2018South Korea is the ninth country to get the F-35. An article by Nick Zazulia published on March 28, 2018, underscored the South Korean perception of the importance… Read more »

Achievement of F-35 Delivery Target for 2017 of 66 Aircraft

04/01/2018On Friday, December 15, 2017, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. According to a… Read more »

F-35-C Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln

04/01/2018By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed fleet carrier qualifications (CQ) for the F-35C Lightning II program, marking… Read more »