Williams Foundation


2014 Essay Competition

5th Generation Air Combat Capability - Essay/Article Competition

The Williams Foundation is pleased to announce that the winner of the A$3000 essay prize for 2014 is SQNLDR Robert Vine.  The prize was presented by AVM Gavin 'Leo' Davies AO, CSC, Deputy Chief of Air Force at the Williams Foundation Battlespace Awareness Conference at the Australian War Memorial on 10 October 2014. Download SQNLDR Vine's winning essay Theatre Air Control System 2025.

SQNLDR Vine will be given the opportunity to brief his ideas to the Chief of the RAAF and his senior leaders and the Foundation will pay the associated travel costs with coming to Canberra for the briefing. 

The Williams Foundation congratulates SQNLDR Vine and would like to thank all those who entered the competition. 

The winning essay or article was required to address the integration of 5th generation capabilities across the current and future Australian Defence Force (ADF), i.e. this is not about the JSF as an aircraft, nor purely the RAAF, it is about how the ADF can take advantage of 5th Generation capabilities to enhance or transform joint force effectiveness.  It needed to consider issues beyond the technical integration looking at how all of the fundamental inputs to capability will need to be addressed, e.g. people and training.

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