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Combat Power through Organisation Part 2: The end of Area Commands – Brian Weston

  This is the second in a series of posts by Brian Weston describing the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) organisational evolution since the Second World War.  The first post examined the RAAF prior to, [...]

By |January 21st, 2018|Categories: Air Force, History, Organisational Culture|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Combat Power through Organisation Part 1: Structuring Air Power – Brian Weston

  This is the first in a series of posts by Brian Weston describing the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) organisational evolution since the Second World War.  The first post examines the RAAF prior to, [...]

The Story of Billy Mitchell — Chris Elles

  “​The​ ​best​ ​way​ ​to​ ​predict​ ​the​ ​future​ ​is​ ​to​ ​invent​ ​it.” Alan​ ​Kay Innovation within a military environment demands much of its aspiring innovators. It demands audacity, agility, conviction, diplomacy, flexibility, friction, passion, teamwork, tenacity, and [...]

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Air Force, Capability Development, History, Leadership|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Call for Submissions: High Intensity Warfare

  Welcome to 2018! As forecast in our 2017 wrap-up post, The Central Blue is collaborating with From Balloons to Drones on a series of posts on high intensity warfare, ahead of a Sir Richard [...]

The year that’s been and what is to come — The Editors

  We started The Central Blue at the end of 2016 with two goals in mind: to provide a forum for the discussion and debate on issues relating to Australian air power, and to encourage [...]

By |December 17th, 2017|Categories: Review|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Manned-Unmanned Teaming: “MUM-T’s the Word” — Donald Woldhuis & Michael Spencer

  The integration of manned and unmanned systems may be the next step in the evolution of air operations. In this post, Donald Woldhuis and Michael Spencer describe the US Army's approach to integrating tactical [...]