How do I make my US Air Force ‘like’ F35A work closely with my US Navy ‘like’ Growler and Super Hornet to achieve a mission? Similarly, how do I ensure these aircraft, plus the Australian bespoke Wedgetail can work effectively with the RAN LHD and Air Warfare Destroyer to achieve a Maritime support or strike mission? It's a good problem to have. ...
This is an especially good look at the F-35 transition within the overall context of ADF transformation.
According to the Chief of the Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, the Australian Navy is being recapitalized in the time of significant innovation in the Pacific whereby new force concepts are being shaped, such as kill webs, distributed lethality, and fifth generation airpower. Vice Admiral Barrett Barrett made it very clear that what was crucial for the Navy was to design from the ground up any new ships to be core participants in the force transformation process ...
According to the Australian Navy’s Joint Capability Manager, Rear Admiral Mead:
“As we build our new ships, we are going to do so around a common structure, which brings together the sustainment, the training, command and management, land-based test bed, simulation the software development and importantly industry, into a common facility in order to provide the horsepower and genius necessary to support the capability at sea.. ..
Click on link below for an article by Robbin Laird following his recent trip to Australia for our Williams conference on Air-Sea Integration.
Click on link below for an article by Robbin Laird following his recent trip to Australia
Click on link below for an article by Robbin Laird following our recent seminar on Air Sea Integration
'Rear Admiral Manazir in Australia: Allied Convergence on the Kill Web'
Click on link below for an article on our recent seminar by Robbin Laird in Second Line of Defense.
Rear Admiral Manazir and the Australian and British military leadership at the recent Williams Seminar on air-sea integration focused on the importance of the kill web, or networked combat power in the evolution of national and coalition capabilities.
“The Williams Foundation is coalescing around a lot of the issues that we’re trying to solve.
For this, I thank the Williams Foundation.” ...
Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, head of the Joint Systems Division of the ADF’s acquisition and sustainment group, talked about the way ahead for the joint force from an acquisition and sustainment perspective. And with his longstanding involvement with rotary wing, we discussed the ADF experience in this area as well. He focused as well upon software upgradeability, communication integration and building an integrated force. ...
Williams Foundation seminar held on 10 August - more information and copies of presentations are available here. A final report will be published on the Williams Foundation website soon.
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