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A Second Generation Force: The RAAF’s Transition from the Avon Sabre to the Mirage IIIO – Brian Weston

  The arrival of the RAAF's first F-35A will see a generational shift in Australia's air combat capability.  But this is not the first time that the RAAF has undergone a significant generational shift in [...]

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, Air Force, History, Organisational Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Second Generation Force: The RAAF’s Transition from the Avon Sabre to the Mirage IIIO – Brian Weston

A new attitude towards electronic warfare — Travis Hallen

  On Wednesday 23 August, the Williams Foundation hosted a seminar exploring A New Approach and Attitude to Electronic Warfare in Australia. In this post, Wing Commander Travis Hallen reflects on the seminar presentations, outlines the history [...]

By |August 27th, 2017|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, Air Force, Capability Development, Education, History, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A new attitude towards electronic warfare — Travis Hallen

A Central Blue debrief with Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC – Chief of Air Force

  We are privileged and excited to introduce our first Central Blue debrief with the Chief of Air Force (CAF), Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC. In his debrief, the CAF discusses the value of public [...]

By |August 20th, 2017|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, Air Force, Education, Organisational Culture, Strategy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Central Blue debrief with Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC – Chief of Air Force

The Australian Defence Force’s collaborative future is bright – David Caligari

  In this post, our first serving Australian Army contributor — Captain David Caligari — argues collaboration across the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is imperative if we are to have the edge to fight and [...]

By |July 30th, 2017|Categories: Air Force, Army, Navy|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Learning from Exercise BROLGA STRIKE – Emily Chapman

  Military exercises provide an opportunity to observe how Defence doctrine is put into action in the field. Here, Flight Lieutenant Emily Chapman provides lessons and reflections from her participation in the Tactical Air Control Party on [...]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Air Force, Army, Education, Organisational Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Learning from Exercise BROLGA STRIKE – Emily Chapman

An ISR Force by Design – Paul Hay

  This week saw the Australian Defence Force (ADF) undertake its largest amphibious landing since the Second World War as part of its largest and most complex joint and combined exercise, Talisman Sabre. In this [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, Air Force, Army, Capability Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An ISR Force by Design – Paul Hay