A New Approach, and Attitude, to Electronic Warfare In Australia
23 August 2017
Dr Robbin Laird, Second Line of Defense The Future of Electonic Warfare
BRIG Stephen Beaumont AM, Information Warfare Division, Joint Capabilities Group
GPCAPT Glen Braz CSC, DSM, 82 Wing, Royal Australian Air Force
Mr Lawrence Burt, Boeing TACAIR Programs
AIRCDRE Robert Chipman CSC, Capability Planning – Air Force Royal Australian Air Force
LtGen Jon Davies (Ret) United States Marine Corp
CAPT Steve Dryden RAN, Navy Information Warfare Royal Australian Navy
Dr Brad Ferguson, Raytheon
GPCAPT Andrew Gilbert, Air Power Development Centre
Mr Jeffrey D. “JD” McCreary Georgia Tech Research Institute
CDR Mike Paul, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet
MAJGEN Kathryn Toohey AM, CSC, Land Capability Australian Army
08/26/2017 Robbin Laird The Williams Foundation Seminar on Electronic Warfare
Air / Sea / Land: Integrated Force 2030
11 April 2017
VADM Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN, Vice Chief of Defence Force
BRIG Jason Blain DSC, CSC, Vice Chief of Defence Force Group
AIRCDRE Robert Chipman CSC, Royal Australian Air Force
BRIG David Wainwright DSC, Australian Army
CDRE Philip Spedding DSC, AM, RANR, Royal Australian Navy
Mr Steve Froelich, Lockheed Martin
AIRCDRE Leon Phillips Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
AVM Andrew Dowse AM, Chief Information Officer Group
RADM Tony Dalton AM, CSM RAN, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
AVM John Blackburn AO (Retd), Sir Richard Williams Foundation
New Approaches to Air-Sea Integration in the Evolving Extended Battlespace
10 August 2016
RADM Michael Manazir, United States Navy
GPCAPT David Hombsch CSC, Surveillance and Response Group, Royal Australian Air Force
Mr Shayn Hawthorne, The MITRE Corporation
VADM Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy, Royal Australian Navy
RAdm (Rtd) James Rapp CB RN, CAE
Mr Patrick Winter, BAE Systems Australia
Mr John Conway, Raytheon
RADM Stu Mayer CSC and Bar, RAN, Royal Australian Navy
CAPT Nick Walker RN, Royal Navy
Mr John J. Thompson, Northrop Grumman
CAPT Rob Slaven DSM RAN (Rtd), L-3 Communications
MAJGEN Gus McLachlan AM, Australian Army
AVM John Blackburn AO (Retd), Sir Richard Williams Foundation Fellow
New Thinking on Air-Land Integration
17 March 2016
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LTGEN Angus Campbell DSC, AM, Chief of Army
AIRMSHL Leo Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force
Lt Gen Jon M. Davis, United States Marines
AVM Gavin Turnbull AM, Royal Australian Air Force
Maj Gen Stephen Goldfein, USAF (ret), Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Mr Nick Gibbs, Rockwell Collins
Brigadier Chris Mills, Australian Army
AVM Malcolm Brecht CBE, Royal Air Force
Mr Ken Loving, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
AIRCDRE Richard Lennon CSC, Royal Australian Air Force
AIRCDRE Steve Roberton DSC, AM, Royal Australian Air Force
Mr Victor King, L-3 Mission Integration
Dr Robbin Laird Final Report: New Approaches To Air-Land Integration: A Williams Seminar On 5th Generation Enabled Combat Operations
Plan Jericho Design-Led Innovation
6 August 2015
AVM John Blackburn AO (Retd), Sir Richard Williams Foundation
AIRMSHL Leo Davies AO CSC
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey “Jeff” Lofgren, United States Air Force
Mr Steve Justice, Lockheed Martin
Training for an Integrated ADF – LVC?
3 June 2015
VADM David Johnston AM, RAN
MAJGEN Fergus ‘Gus’ McLachlan AM
Mr Mark Phillips
CDRE Andrew Gough RANR,
CDRE Phillip Spedding DSC AM, RAN and GPCAPT Bernie Grealy,
AIRCDRE Mike Kitcher,
RADM Peter Quinn CSC, RAN
Mr Shawn Parr
AVM Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
Mr Yoel Link
Symposium: Integrating Innovative Airpower
17 April 2015On Friday 17 April 2015, the Williams Foundation co-hosted a seminar in Copenhagen with the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Military Studies. The seminar was titled 'Integrating Innovative Airpower, Facing 21st Century Strategic Challenges'.
The venue was one of Copenhagen's oldest military sites , The Kastellet - a 17th century fortress.
The seminar formed part of an ongoing series of seminars by the Foundation to explore the implications and opportunities for a 5th generation enabled Defence force.
An indication of how universal these new future force considerations are was reflected by the attendees at the seminar. There were military and diplomatic representatives from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine, the United States, and the UK. NATO and the European Air Group also participated. It was a truly global meeting of air power experts.
The presentations from the seminar are available here
Dr Robbin Laird, who has previously worked with the Williams Foundation, was also at the Copenhagen seminar and his initial commentary on the issues explored can be found at:
Special Report: Integrating Innovative Airpower, An Update from Copenhagen, May 2015
The operational success of the Australian Defence Force in the future will depend not only on the capabilities of the individual Services, but critically on how they are integrated into a fighting system. Such a system will be the capability advantage over an adversary that may outnumber the Force or that could be a technological equal. How we fight is as important as the capabilities we fight with.
CDRE Peter Quinn CSC - Maritime Perspective
Air Combat Operations - 2025 and Beyond
On Tuesday 11 March 2014, The Sir Richard Williams Foundation conducted its biannual seminar on “Air Combat Operations – 2025 and Beyond.” The seminar explored the challenges and opportunities afforded by the introduction of 5th generation air combat capabilities. Themes explored included:
Keynote Address - AIRMSHL Geoff Brown, Chief of Air Force 39.45 KB
Regional Security Environment 2025 - Prof Michael L'Estrange ANU 115.15 KB
A Chinese Perspective - Dr John Lee University of Sydney 68.13 KB
Advances in Technology - Mr Peter Hunter 2.41 MB
5th Generation Experience: My Story - LTCOL David Berke USMC 414.69 KB
5th Generation Capability Integration - COL Mike Orr USMC 642.02 KB
F-35 Update - LTGEN Christopher Bogdan USAF F-35 Program Executive Officer 607.46 KB
The presentations were delivered on the day and we thank the individual presenters for allowing us to share their insights and anecdotes.
An international perspective on the seminar can be found at Second Line of Defense.
The Williams Foundation thanks Dr Robbin Laird for his support.
Protecting Australia with Drones: Cheaper, Better, Smarter, Safer?
July 2013The seminar, “Protecting Australia with Drones: Cheaper, Better, Smarter, Safer?”, was held at the James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra on Wednesday 3 July 2013. Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) – known by the uninformed as ‘drones’ – could have a large impact on Australia's national security.
Protecting Australia with Drones - AIRMHSL Geoff Brown, Chief of Air Force 6.02 MB
Drone Border Surveillance - Nick Arthur, Customs and Border Protection Service 80.1 KB
Where is Drone Technology Going? - Dr K C Wong, University of Sydney 3.15 MB
Drones: Bigger, Better, Best? - CAPT Michael Fuqua USN (Retd), Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems 3.44 MB
Drone Ethics Pt 1: Privacy Vs Public Safety - Dr Reece Clothier, RMIT University
Striking a Balance - Gerard Foley, Raytheon Australia
Part2 - Gerard Foley, Raytheon Australia
Drones After Afghanistan - MAJGEN John Caligari, Head Capability Systems Division
Winning the Air - Land Battle
13 September 2012Many new lessons about effective integration of air and land power have been learned from recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Sir Richard Williams Foundation held a seminar titled Winning the Air Land Battle at the BAE Systems Theatre, Australian War Memorial, on Thursday 13 September 2012, to discuss the lessons in the context of the Williams Operational Scenario.
Chairman's Opening Address - AIRMSHL McCormack (Retd) 440.48 KB
ADF Deliverables - Chief Capability Development Group VADM Jones 1.13 MB
Force Effects Army Perspectives - Head Modernisation & Strategic Planning Army MAJGEN Sengelman 3.46 MB
Force Effects Air Force Perspectives - Chief of Air Force AIRMSHL Brown 2.05 MB
Air Capability - Air Commander Australia AVM Hupfeld 1.39 MB
Logistics - Director General Logistics Assurance BRIG Creagh 1.77 MB
Royal Marines Perspective - Head British Defence Liaison Staff BRIG Taylor 4.06 MB
USMC Perspective - COL Mark Desens 699.2 KB
Control and Protect - Maritime Environment
13 Apr 2012Control and Protect in the Maritime Environment reflects a national strategy that the Foundation has presented as one option for Australia’s defence. It is based on the premise that if Australia, through use of all the levers of government power, can shape, support and influence its neighbors then all nations should be able to maintain a peaceful and prosperous environment.
Chairman Opening Address - AIRMSHL Errol McCormack (Retd) 26.24 KB
Maritime Perspectives - Prof Alan Du Pont 1.18 MB
An External Perspective - Prof Ross Babbage 1.46 MB
Industry Perspectives - Stephen Ludlam 1.06 MB
Strategy/Structure Perspectives - AIRMSHL Mark Binskin VCDF 23.25 KB
Risks & Gaps- Navy View - RADM du Toit, Head Navy Capability 38.16 KB
Risks & Gaps- Army View - MAJGEN Angus Campbell, Dep Chief of A 33.77 KB
Risks & Gaps- Air Force View - AIRMSHL Geoff Brown, Chief of Air Force 2.04 MB
Landing Helicopter Dock Ship
05 Jul 2011The Sir Richard Williams Foundation held its biannual seminar, ‘Australia’s Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) Aviation’, at the Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College, Canberra on Wednesday, 05 October 2011.
The Canberra-class LHDs will introduce significant capabilities to the ADF. The seminar included a range of specialist speakers who addressed the multi-dimensional impacts that the LHDs will have on ADF capability and in particular, on ADF aviation roles that support the LHDs and project their capability.
Chairman's Opening Address - AIRMSHL Errol McCormack (Retd) 164.11 KB
Navy Perspectives - RADM Allan du Toit 1.67 MB
Army Perspectives - MAJGEN John Caligari 1.68 MB
Tailored Group Operations - BRIG Mike Ellis, Royal Marines 2.71 MB
Training and Experimentation - COL Jake Ellwood 251.56 KB
Strategic Implications - MAJGEN Steve Day 31.49 KB
Command and Control - AIRCDRE Bill Henman
01 Apr 2011An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Seminar was held at the Australian Defence College on 1 APR 14. Guest speakers included VCDF GEN Hurley, LTGEN Larry James, USAF and AiRCDRE Tom Cross RAF.