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OSCAR-5: The First Australian-Built Satellite — Michael Spencer

  The last few months have seen a flurry of announcements relating to Australia's space industry. In July 2017, the Government commenced a review of the Australian space industry, and on 29 September they announced [...]

By |November 26th, 2017|Categories: Air Force, History, Space|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Other Peoples’ Air Power: Air Power With Chinese Characteristics — Peter Layton

  Peter Layton's series on other peoples' air power has included an examination of Islamic State's use of unmanned aircraft and the employment of air power in the Ukraine campaign. In this third post, Dr [...]

By |November 19th, 2017|Categories: Future Warfare, Strategy, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Other Peoples’ Air Power: Air Power With Chinese Characteristics — Peter Layton

From Fourth to Fifth Generation: Enter the F-35A Lightning II — Brian Weston

. This is the third in a series of posts by Air Vice-Marshal Brian Weston (Retd.) describing the RAAF’s transition through five generations of fighter aircraft. In this post, Weston outlines how the RAAF plans to transition [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, Air Force, Capability Development, History, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on From Fourth to Fifth Generation: Enter the F-35A Lightning II — Brian Weston

The Devil’s Advocate: Common Operational Picture (COP) — S.C. Collective

  In this post, S.C. Collective assumes the role of the 'devil’s advocate' and challenges the military's beatification of the Common Operational Picture (COP) as a concept and technology. The Advocatus Diaboli (Latin for Devil's [...]

By |November 5th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Personnel Recovery: Prudent Insurance for a Fifth Generation Force — Andrew Fisher

The execution by Daesh of a downed Jordanian F-16 pilot in 2015 highlighted the importance of personnel recovery in combat zones. In this post, Andrew Fisher argues that the Australian Defence Force can already take [...]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, Air Force|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Other Peoples’ Air Power: Air Superiority without Fast Jets — Peter Layton

  Peter Layton continues his analysis of other peoples' air power. In this post, he looks at Russia's use of alternative means to deny the air domain to others while exploiting the third dimension for [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Categories: Future Warfare, Strategy, Technology|Comments Off on Other Peoples’ Air Power: Air Superiority without Fast Jets — Peter Layton