Shaping a Combat Infrastructure for 21st Century Operations: Visiting the Danish Joint Data Link Operations Centre

11/05/2018By Robbin Laird When looking at the evolution of an air force, the normal focus is upon the platforms they fly and the evolution of what those platforms… Read more »

Day in the Life of an F-35A Maintainer 

11/05/2018The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The… Read more »

The RAAF Explains the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter  

11/02/2018The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the most advanced, affordable fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter to meet Australia’s need to defeat emerging threats well into the future.  The… Read more »

Evolving the F-16 for Expeditionary Operations: A Danish Perspective on Shaping a Multi-Mission Aircraft

10/30/2018By Robbin Laird During my visit to Denmark in October 2018, I had a chance to visit Fighter Wing Skrydstrup and my host for the day was “SON”… Read more »

The Royal Danish Air Force Works the Transition

10/28/2018By Robbin Laird During my recent visit to Denmark, I had the chance to visit the Royal Danish Air Force fighter base at Skrydstrup. Squadron 727 and Squadron… Read more »

RAAF F-35 Engineering Officer Is Awarded US Meritorious Service Medal

10/28/2018By Andrew McLaughlin The RAAF’s first F-35A engineering officer, SQNLDR Nathan Draper, has been recognised by the US with the awarding of a Meritorious Service Medal for his… Read more »

Belgium Picks the F-35: President Macron Responds

10/27/2018Belgium is a key member of the European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) group which has flown F-16s for three decades. Denmark, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal are the… Read more »

HMS Queen Elizabeth Concludes Initial F-35B Integration Tests

10/26/2018Second Line of Defense has followed the UK thinking, construction, and initial trials and preparation for operations by the new UK carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth throughout its… Read more »

5th Gen Enablement and the Evolution of Airpower: The Perspective of Major General Anders Rex

10/25/2018By Robbin Laird During my most recent visit to Denmark, I had a chance to visit Royal Danish Air Force bases in the Jutland area. This provided an… Read more »