Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Planning to Win: Structuring the Force – Part 1 – Gus McLachlan

We welcome Major General Gus McLachlan (Ret’d.) AO, Director of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation, who shares his thoughts in a two-part series on how to best approach force structure to gain a winning advantage. In part one, McLachlan covers how defence forces plan to win using one or more force design approaches: size, platforms, [...]

By |February 23rd, 2020|Australian Army, Australian Defence Force, Future Warfare, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, Strategy|Comments Off on Planning to Win: Structuring the Force – Part 1 – Gus McLachlan

#5thgenmaneouvre: A Historical Perspective on Manoeuvre – Jo Brick

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation held a seminar examining the requirements of #5thgenmanoeuvre. The seminar aimed to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force must  equip and organise for multi-domain operations. A basic premise was that the new capabilities being introduced into Australian service required an [...]

By |February 16th, 2020|#5thgenmanoeuvre, 5th Generation Air Power, Australian Defence Force|Comments Off on #5thgenmaneouvre: A Historical Perspective on Manoeuvre – Jo Brick

#5thgenmanoeuvre: Boyd’s Brain Gym – Dougal Robertson

On 24 October 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation held a seminar examining the requirements of #5thgenmanoeuvre. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike and #highintensitywar, was to examine the differences and potential gaps in how the Australian Defence Force (ADF) must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. We are delighted to welcome Dougal [...]

By |February 9th, 2020|#5thgenmanoeuvre, 5th Generation Air Power, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on #5thgenmanoeuvre: Boyd’s Brain Gym – Dougal Robertson

#BookReview – From Kites to Cold War – Reviewed by Travis Hallen

Tyler Morton, From Kites to Cold War: The Evolution of Manned Airborne Reconnaissance. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2019. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Hbk. 328 pp. Hindsight tends to make the contingent seem predestined. This is why reading history is essential for those responsible for planning for the future. When military professionals engage with history [...]

By |February 2nd, 2020|Air Power, Book review, History|Comments Off on #BookReview – From Kites to Cold War – Reviewed by Travis Hallen