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01/20/2020
By Robbin Laird The significant change in USMC aviation since the introduction of the Osprey has set in motion fundamental changes overall in USMC capabilities and concepts of operations. In the past decade, the Osprey has matured as a combat platform and fostered significant change in concepts of operations. No less than the virtual end of the ARG-MEU and the shaping of a new approach to amphibious warfare and shaping new concepts of operations for…
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Building Out the Fleet with Maritime Remotes and AI: The UK Case

01/22/2020The US, the UK and Australia are working closely together with regard on developing maritime remote systems to work with and transform their maritime fleets. Recently, the UK… Read more »

USMC Aviation: Looking Back to the 2010s and Forward to the 2020s

01/20/2020By Robbin Laird The significant change in USMC aviation since the introduction of the Osprey has set in motion fundamental changes overall in USMC capabilities and concepts of… Read more »

Shaping High End Integrated Training: The Australian Case

01/19/2020By Andrew McLaughlin The RAAF graduates a growing number of Air Warfare Instructors across multiple skillsets They are among the RAAF best of the best – the latest… Read more »

The Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command and Crisis Intervention: Insertion Into the Baghdad Embassy Crisis

01/03/2020The United States along now with the Japanese are the only tiltrotor enabled combat forces in the world. This unique capability has been the backbone of innovations in… Read more »

Baghdad SPMAGTF Deployment

01/03/2020U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys drop off Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2 Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 31, 2019.… Read more »

Australian Perspectives on 5th Generation Maneuver Operations

01/02/2020By Central Blue, The Williams Foundation On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation held a seminar examining the requirements of Fifth Generation Maneuver Operations. The aim of the seminar,… Read more »

Rethinking the Amphibious Task Force: Digital Interoperability and the Transformation of USMC Aviation

12/31/2019By Robbin Laird With the transformation of Marine Corps Aviation, the older notion of the ARG-MEU is being replaced by a much more flexible concept of the amphibious… Read more »

The 0-5 Military: Reshaping Concepts of Operations for Full Spectrum Crisis Management

12/31/2019By Robbin Laird Although interesting to speculate about technology and the future of warfare, the core point is the future is now.  The US and its allies have… Read more »

Shaping a 21st Century C2/ISR Infrastructure: The Emergence of C3

12/22/2019By Robbin Laird At the recent International Fighter Conference 2019, there was much discussion of the growing salience of the combat cloud to the “next” generation of air… Read more »