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01/07/2021
By Robbin Laird As the United States and core allies build out the way ahead for an integrated distributed force, a key challenge is shaping C2 systems which fully enable such a force. C2 and ISR have been historically treated as separate terms but increasingly the sensor networks are integrable with C2 systems, and with the focus on a distributed  force, how best to connect the distributed force with joint or allied forces which provide…
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The UK Carrier Strike Group Reaches Initial Operating Capability

01/13/2021According to an article published by the UK MoD on January 4, 2021, the new UK carrier strike group built around its unique strike carrier, the Queen Elizabeth,… Read more »

Multiple Basing, Kill Webs and C2: Shaping a Way Ahead

01/07/2021By Robbin Laird As the United States and core allies build out the way ahead for an integrated distributed force, a key challenge is shaping C2 systems which… Read more »

An Update on the CH-53K from VMX-1: The Perspective of Lt. Col. Frank

01/05/2021By Robbin Laird During my visit to 2nd Marine Air Wing during the first week of December 2020, I had a chance to visit New River Marine Corps… Read more »

Visiting MAG-26: The Perspective of Col. Spaid

01/04/2021By Robbin Laird During my visit to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, and to New River Marine Corps Air Station, I had a chance to visit Marine Aircraft Group… Read more »

Exercise Deep Water: Working the Integrated Distributed Insertion Force

12/31/2020By Robbin Laird Last July, North Carolina-based Marines organized an exercise in which they called Deep Water. In a press release from November 5, 2020, this is how… Read more »

Visiting HMLA-269 and 167: Shaping a Way Ahead for Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopters

12/30/2020Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 (HMLA-269) is currently commanded by Lt. Col. Short and is a squadron consisting of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter and the UH-1Y… Read more »

The International Fighter Conference 2020: An Overview and Report

12/22/2020Two recent DefenceiQ conferences provided unique insights into the way ahead for air and sea power. The first conference with the International Fighter Conference 2020 and was held… Read more »

The International Fighter Conference 2020: Capabilities and Focus

12/18/2020By Robbin Laird The International Fighter Conference 2020 provided insights with regard to the evolution of combat airpower, notably with regard to enablers and effectors, and pathways to… Read more »

The International Fighter Conference 2020: Effectors and the Evolution of Airpower

12/17/2020By Robbin Laird The second strand of the International Fighter Conference 2020 was the question of the effectors which could be delivered by the evolution of air combat… Read more »