RAAF F-35s on Their Way Home

12/06/2018By Robbin Laird “Royal Australian Air Force personnel deployed to Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, USA prepare the aircraft they will bring home in December 2018. Royal… Read more »

Exercise Point Blank 2018-3: Working 21st Century Air Combat Teaming

12/05/2018Recently, the RAF hosted the latest iteration of the Point Blank exercises. The French joined the exercise held in the UK for the first time this year. 26… Read more »

An Update on the RAAF F-35: November 2018

11/28/2018We have written a good deal about the coming of the F-35 to the Royal Australian Air Force. Most recently, we visited Williamtown earlier this year and discussed… Read more »

USMC F-35’s Refueled on Way to Afghan Mission

11/28/2018Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II’s assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an aerial refuel with a U.S Air Force… Read more »

The F-35 and Data Fusion: A Perspective from the International Fighter Conference 2018

11/26/2018By Robbin Laird At the International Fighter Conference 2018, one of the key themes was the standup of the F-35 in several air combat forces, and the impact… Read more »

Crafting a Fifth Generation Combat Force: The Perspective of Air Marshal (Retired) Geoff Brown

11/24/2018By Robbin Laird At the International Fighter Conference 2018, Air Marshal (Retired) Geoff Brown provided an overview of how the RAAF has shaped a way ahead along with… Read more »

Denmark, F-35, and Shaping the Way Ahead

11/21/2018By Dr. Gary Schaub, Jr. Acquiring new combat aircraft is a big deal. The combat aircraft fleets of most Western countries are nearing the end of their useful… Read more »

Industry 4.0: The Case of the F-35

11/19/2018By Robbin Laird Because the F-35 has been built from the outset on a digital thread production approach and foundation, the program can incorporate, and contribute to a… Read more »

Rethinking Networks from a 5th Gen Perspective

11/15/2018By Ian McDonald AM, MSc, DipEng & AVM John Blackburn (Retd) AO, MA, MDefStud The phrase “5th Generation” (Gen) is often dismissed as just another fad, whilst totally… Read more »