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Indian Ocean Air Power: Part Three – Consequences for Australia – Peter Layton

In this final of three posts on Indian Ocean air power, Peter Layton turns his attention to the importance of Australian air power in the region. Though the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is a small force, there is more to Australia’s potential contribution to the region than the aircraft it operates. Other contributions include [...]

Planning to Win: Structuring the Force – Part 2 – 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, [...]

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, [...]

#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 [...]

#5thgenmanoeuvre: An Editor’s Wrap Up – Jenna Higgins

Twenty-nineteen has been another big year for The Central Blue. A total of 41 articles have been published from a wide range of authors – 31 to be exact. About half of the articles published in 2019 were written by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel with the other half being made up of Army [...]

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#5thGenManoeuvre: What is 5th Generation Manoeuvre – Interviews

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. [...]

By |December 15th, 2019|#5thgenmanoeuvre, Australian Army, Australian Defence Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Strategy|Comments Off on #5thGenManoeuvre: What is 5th Generation Manoeuvre – Interviews

Unlocking our Intellectual Edge – Mark Bell

Reading is a key to professional development; our belief in that idea is why we, the editors, at The Central Blue do what we do. Nevertheless, too often we overlook that reading is not necessarily a solitary activity.  In his first post with The Central Blue, Mark Bell encourages our readership to engage more, and [...]

By |December 8th, 2019|Education, Organisational Culture, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on Unlocking our Intellectual Edge – Mark Bell

#5thgenmanoeuvre: The Power of Poseidon – Melissa Houston

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 must equip and organise for multi-domain operations. We welcome Melissa Houston to The Central [...]

#5thgenmanoeuvre: Spartan Surveillance – Ulas Yildirim

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

#5thgenmanoeuvre: The Swarming Mind – Dougal Robertson

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

By |October 13th, 2019|#5thgenmanoeuvre, Australian Defence Force, Royal Australian Air Force|Comments Off on #5thgenmanoeuvre: The Swarming Mind – Dougal Robertson