Williams Foundation


Seminar Presentations

The Requirements of Fifth Generation Manoeuvre

24 October 2019

Final Report - Dr Robbin Laird

In this report, the major presentations and discussions at the Williams Foundation seminar on the requirements for fifth generation manoeuvre held on October 24, 2019 in Canberra, Australia are highlighted along with interviews conducted before, during and after the seminar as well.

What is fifth generation manoeuvre?

The definition by Air Commodore Gordon of the Air Warfare Centre:

“The ability of our forces to dynamically adapt and respond in a contested environment to achieve the desired effect through multiple redundant paths. Remove one vector of attack and we rapidly manoeuvre to bring other capabilities to bear through agile control.”

The Australians are working through how to generate more effective combat and diplomatic capabilities for crafting, building, shaping and operating an integrated force.

And the need for an integrated force built along the lines discussed at the Williams Foundation over the past six years, was highlighted by Vice Admiral David Johnston, Deputy Chief of the ADF at the recent Chief of the Australian Navy’s Seapower Conference in held in Sydney at the beginning of October:

“It is only by being able to operate an integrated (distributed) force that we can have the kind of mass and scale able to operate with decisive effect in a crisis.”

The need for such capabilities was highlighted by the significant presentation by Brendan Sargeant at the seminar where he addressed the major strategic shift facing Australia and why the kind of force transformation which the Williams Foundation seminars have highlighted are so crucial for Australia facing its future.

In the future there will be times when we need to act alone, or where we will need to exercise leadership.

We have not often had to do this in the past – The INTERFET operation in Timor, and RAMSI in the Solomon Islands are examples.

We are far more comfortable operating as part of a coalition led by others. It is perhaps an uncomfortable truth, but that has been a consistent feature of our strategic culture.

So I think our biggest challenge is not a technical or resource or even capability challenge – it is the enormous psychological step of recognising that in the world that we are entering we cannot assume that we have the support of others or that there will be others willing to lead when there is a crisis. We will need to exercise the leadership, and I think that is what we need to prepare for now.

To return to the title of this talk: if we want assured access for the ADF in the Asia Pacific, then we need to work towards a world that ensures that that access is useful and relevant to the sorts of crises that are likely to emerge.

I will leave one last proposition with you. Our assured access for the ADF in the Asia Pacific will be determined by our capacity to contribute to regional crisis management.

That contribution will on some occasions require that we lead.

The task now is to understand what this means and build that capacity.

In short, it is not just about the kinetic capabilities, but the ability to generate political, economic and diplomatic capabilities which could weave capabilities to do environment shaping within which the ADF could make its maximum contribution.


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Speaker Presentations

WGCDR Jo Brick, Australian War College
The Manoeuvrist Approach - a historical perspective

AIRCDRE Phil Gordon, Commander Air Warfare Centre
The Changing Character of Manoeuvre

Prof Brendan Sargeant, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
Assured Access for the ADF in the Asia Pacific
No slide presentation

Michael Shoebridge, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Implications for Force Design
No slide presentation

RADM Lee Goddard CSC, RAN Commander Maritime Border Command
Achieving multi-agency situational understanding

Richard Czumak, Lockheed Martin Australia
Multi-Domain Command and Control and the Role of Autonomy
Presentation availability - to be advised shortly

AIRCDRE Leon Phillips, OAM, Chief Information Officer Group
Network requirements for Fifth Generation Manoeuvre

AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld AO DSC, Chief of Air Force
Fifth Generation Command and Control
No slide presentation

BRIG Ian Langford DSC and Bars, Head Land Capability
Land Forces in 5th Generation Manoeuvre

Hugh Webster, Boeing Defence Australia
Next-Gen integrated force: what’s really stopping us?
No slide presentation

MAJGEN Tony Fraser AO, CSC (Retd), Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Establishing the Defence and Industry Partnerships for Fifth Generation Manoeuvre

AVM Chris Deeble AO, CSC (Retd), Northrop Grumman
Industry perspective

Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self Reliance

11 April 2019

Reports and relevant articles

Laird, Robbin, Final Full Report Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self-Reliance
April 19 (report without appendices)

Laird, Robbin Enhancing Australian Options in a Crisis: Shaping a More Sustainable Force
April 19

Also available on the Second Line of Defense and the defense.info (ebook version) websites.

The Central Blue #selfsustain 


Dr Alan Stephens OAM, University of NSW, Canberra
Defence self-reliance and plan B - Paper

Dr Andrew Carr, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
Defence self-reliance in Australian foreign policy: why and so what?
No presentation

Prof Brendan Sargeant, Australian Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Defence policy in flux
No presentation

LTCOL David Beaumont, School of Logistics Operations Australian Army
From tail to tooth: sustaining a self-reliant ADF
Note: this presentation is the personal work of LTCOL Beaumont

Donna Cain-Riva, Future Logistics Capability – Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force
Far from sanctuaries: sustaining a fifth-generation fight in the Indo-Pacific

LTCOL Keirin Joyce, Army Unmanned Aerial Systems Army Headquarters
Alternative sustainment: Army’s approach to drones

WGCDR Alison MacCarthy, Heavy Airlift Systems Program Office, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Platform stewardship: a CASG perspective

Chris Stevens, Air Domain MBDA
The UK Weapons Portfolio – successfully providing freedom of action and operational advantage
Presentation - Email request to info@williamsfoundation.org.au

Jerome Dunn, Counter Hypersonics, Northrop Grumman
Countering hypersonics and self-reliance through architecture design
Presentation - Email request to info@williamsfoundation.org.au

The Imperative for an Independent Deterrent: A Joint Strike Seminar

23 August 2018

Final Report

Laird, Robbin The ADF and the Way Ahead for an Australian Deterrent Strategy
September 2018

Also available on the Second Line of Defense and the defense.info (ebook version) websites.

The Central Blue 

In the lead up to the conference the Williams Foundation Blog The Central Blue  focussed on the seminar theme.  The Twitter/FB/LinkedIn hashtag is #jointstrike. To see the discussion, please visit, and possibly contribute, to the The Central Blue.


WGCDR Jo Brick, Royal Australian Air Force and The Central Blue
Strike, Deterrence and the RAAF 
Speaking Notes
Also available on The Central Blue Blog

Michael Shoebridge, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
The Strategic Implications of Regional Proliferation of Strike Capabilities  
No presentation available

Dr Stephan Frühling, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
Australian Strike Capability and Nuclear Deterrence 
No presentation available

GPCAPT Jason Begley, Headquarters Joint Operations Command
The Future of Full Spectrum Strike
Presentation - to be advised shortly

Dr Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Missile Systems
Future Strike Systems
Presentation - to be advised shortly

James Heading, Lockheed Martin
Long Range Strike 
Presentation - available on request email info@williamsfoundation.org.au

AM Stuart Atha CB, DSO, ADC, Royal Air Force Air Command
Modern Deterrence: The RAF’s Contribution
Presentation - to be advised shortly 

AIRMSHL Gavin ‘Leo’ Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force
Implications for the RAAF  
No presentation available

Michael Tarlton, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Reconceptualising Independent Strike in the Digital Age: A Future Force Perspective 
Presentation - to be advised shortly 

CDRE Timothy Brown RAN, Submarines, Royal Australian Navy
In and From the Maritime Domain: The Royal Australian Navy’s  Approach to Future Joint Strike
Presentation - to be advised shortly  

MAJGEN Adam Findlay AM, Special Operations Command
Beyond the FLOT: The Australian Army’s Approach to Future Joint Strike
Presentation - to be advised shortly 

The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare

22 March 2018

Dr Ross Babbage AM, Strategic Forum
The Strategic Face of Conflict in the 21st Century
Not available - for inquiries please email admin@williamsfoundation.org.au 

VADM Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
Implications of High Intensity Warfare for the Royal Australian Navy
No presentation

MAJGEN Sampo Eskelinen, Commander, Finnish Air Force
The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare – Planning and Mobilisation: Finnish Air Force Perspective
Not available - for inquiries please email admin@williamsfoundation.org.au 

ACM Sir Stephen Hillier KCB, CBE, DFC, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
High Intensity Warfare in Europe  – Royal Air Force Perspective

No presentation

Peter Jennings PSM, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute 
Shaping a way ahead – the importance of Deterrence

Rear Adm. Mike Manazir (Rtd), Boeing Company
The Fifth Generation Fight; An Insider’s View

JD McCreary, Chief of Disruptive Programs Georgia Tech
Combat Decision-Making in High Intensity Conflict
Availability to be advised shortly

Dr Carl Rhodes, RAND Australia
Ensuring air operations in the presence of advanced threats

Dr Alan Stephens OAM, Williams Foundation Fellow
“The Task Ahead”

MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Joint Capabilities Group
Information Warfare: Old & New – Emergent capability in High Intensity Warfare
Not available - for inquiries please email admin@williamsfoundation.org.au 

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander, Eleventh Air Force, United States Pacific Air Forces
The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare United States Air Force Perspective
Not available

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

Final Report: A New Approach and Attitude to Electronic Warfare in Australia

BRIG Stephen Beaumont AM, Information Warfare Division, Joint Capabilities Group
Growler and Force Level Electronic Warfare
Presentation availability TBA

GPCAPT Glen Braz CSC, DSM, 82 Wing, Royal Australian Air Force
An Operators View of Growler

Mr Lawrence Burt, Boeing TACAIR Programs
Enabling Capability for EA 
Presentation availability TBA

AIRCDRE Robert Chipman CSC, Capability Planning – Air Force Royal Australian Air Force
EW, C4I and Enablers 

LtGen Jon Davies (Ret) United States Marine Corp
Distributed Electronic Warfare

CAPT Steve Dryden RAN, Navy Information Warfare Royal Australian Navy
Implications for the Royal Australian Navy
No slides

Dr Brad Ferguson, Raytheon
Industry as an Input to Electronic Warfare Capability 
Presentation not available

GPCAPT Andrew Gilbert, Air Power Development Centre
A Historical Perspective of RAAF Airborne Electronic Attack 
Presentation notes

Mr Jeffrey D. “JD” McCreary Georgia Tech Research Institute
The Future of Electronic Warfare

CDR Mike Paul, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet  
The USN Approach to Achieving EMS Superiority

MAJGEN Kathryn Toohey AM, CSC, Land Capability Australian Army
Implications for the Australian Army
No Slides


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
The Integrated Force Imperative: Vice Chief of Defence Force (the Joint Force Authority) Perspective 
No PowerPoint

BRIG Jason Blain DSC, CSC, Vice Chief of Defence Force Group
Achieving an Integrated Force by Design - Challenges and Opportunities

AIRCDRE Robert Chipman CSC, Royal Australian Air Force
Integrated Force Design - the Air Perspective 

BRIG David Wainwright DSC, Australian Army
Integrated Force Design - the Land Perspective 

CDRE Philip Spedding DSC, AM, RANR, Royal Australian Navy
Integrated Force Design - the Sea Perspective 

Mr Steve Froelich, Lockheed Martin
Industry’s view on Integrated Design 
Presentation availability TBA
LTGEN USAF (Ret) Jeff Remington, Northrop Grumman
Industry’s view on Integrated Design 
No PowerPoint

AIRCDRE Leon Phillips Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Challenges and Opportunities in Acquisition and Sustainment of the Integrated Force 

AVM Andrew Dowse AM, Chief Information Officer Group
Challenges for CIOG in connecting the Integrated Environment 

RADM Tony Dalton AM, CSM RAN, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Joint Capability Acquisition 
Mr Andy Watson, MBDA Australia
The Defence/Industry relationship and the Integrated Force 
Presentation availability TBA

AVM John Blackburn AO (Retd),  Sir Richard Williams Foundation
Launch of the Williams IAMD Study - Implications for the Integrated Force

Dr Robbin Laird Final Report: Designing the Integrated Force: The Australian Defense Force Repositions for the Next Phase of 21st Century Force Structure Development

New Approaches to Air-Sea Integration in the Evolving Extended Battlespace

10 August 2016

RADM Michael Manazir, United States Navy
Future Challenges of the Pacific Theatre – USN Approach
vailable shortly

GPCAPT David Hombsch CSC, Surveillance and Response Group, Royal Australian Air Force
Evolving SRGs Role in Supporting Navy in the Extended Battlespace   

Mr Shayn Hawthorne, The MITRE Corporation
Integrated Air and Missile Defence in an A2AD environment    

VADM Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy, Royal Australian Navy
Plan Pelorus, Integration Design Requirements of Navy’s Future Ships & Combat Systems
Speech only (not available)

RAdm (Rtd) James Rapp CB RN, CAE
LVC Training to Enhance Operational Readiness

Mr Patrick Winter, BAE Systems Australia
Industry’s Role in Air-Sea Integration
(Speech notes) 

Mr John Conway, Raytheon
Integration as a Joint Force Multiplier in the Air-Sea Domain
(Speech notes)

RADM Stu Mayer CSC and Bar, RAN, Royal Australian Navy
Force Generation of the ADF’s Air and Sea Capability   

CAPT Nick Walker RN, Royal Navy
The Queen Elizabeth Carrier and the Integration of Land and Sea Based Air
PPT will be available shortly

Mr John J. Thompson, Northrop Grumman
Full Spectrum Maneouvrability in Air-Sea
Not available

CAPT Rob Slaven DSM RAN (Rtd), L-3 Communications
Joint Force Information Exchange & Data integrity in a Coalition    

MAJGEN Gus McLachlan AM, Australian Army
The Australian Army’s new role in Air-Sea integration

AVM John Blackburn AO (Retd), Sir Richard Williams Foundation Fellow
Shaping the RAN and RAAF for Seamless Integration  

Dr Robbin Laird: Final Report: Shaping an Integrated Force in the Extended Battlespace

New Thinking on Air-Land Integration

17 March 2016

Williams is seeking permission to load the the following presentations onto the website and most will available shortly.

LTGEN Angus Campbell DSC, AM, Chief of Army
Land Force Current Perspective and Aspirations -
No PowerPoint

AIRMSHL Leo Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force
Air Force Current Capabilities and Aspirations

Lt Gen Jon M. Davis, United States Marines
Next Generation Air Surface Integration – Land Perspective

AVM Gavin Turnbull AM, Royal Australian Air Force
Sensor fused Network Centric Warfare (how we get the right information to the right people)

Maj Gen Stephen Goldfein, USAF (ret), Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Cross Domain Decision Superiority (C2, Network & Comms requirements)

Mr Nick Gibbs, Rockwell Collins
Enhanced Decision Making for the Digital JTAC

Brigadier Chris Mills, Australian Army
How will the ADF deliver on the Vision of Air Land Integration

AVM Malcolm Brecht CBE, Royal Air Force
Modern Synthetic Training to enhance Joint Operational Capability

Mr Ken Loving, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
The Future of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Air Lan

AIRCDRE Richard Lennon CSC, Royal Australian Air Force
Army Force Projection with new RAAF Airlift -  no ppt, images only

AIRCDRE Steve Roberton DSC, AM, Royal Australian Air Force
The future of FAC(A) and JTAC (How will technology impact on integrating Joint Fires)

Mr Victor King, L-3 Mission Integration
Seamless Situational Awareness

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
Seminar/Workshop Context

Opening Remarks

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey “Jeff” Lofgren, United States Air Force
Keynote Address

Mr Steve Justice, Lockheed Martin
Skunk Works Presentation on Innovation        

Mr Paul Geery and Dr Shane D Arnott Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Phantom Works Presentation on Innovation (not available)

Jericho Team
Changing the Way We Fight

Training for an Integrated ADF – LVC?

3 June 2015

VADM David Johnston AM, RAN
Where are we and where we need to be?   

MAJGEN Fergus ‘Gus’ McLachlan AM
How would Army programs contribute? 

Mr Mark Phillips
Industry Perspective

CDRE Andrew Gough RANR,
How would Navy programs contribute? 

CDRE Phillip Spedding DSC AM, RAN and GPCAPT Bernie Grealy,
The case for ADF LVC

AIRCDRE Mike Kitcher,
How would Air Force Programs contribute?

RADM Peter Quinn CSC, RAN
Joint Experimentation (available on request - please email events@williamsfoundation.org.au

Mr Shawn Parr
Industry Perspective

AVM Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
What actions are required to facilitate project development?

Mr Yoel Link
LVC-The Vision is Here Now (not available)      

Final Report: Training for an Integrated ADF: Live Virtual and Constructive

Symposium: Integrating Innovative Airpower

17 April 2015

On 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. 

A fitting location to explore 21st century warfare!

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

Battlespace Awareness

October 2014

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
MAJGEN Jeffery Sengelman, DSC, AM, CSC - Land Force Challenges
LTGEN John Caligari AO, DSC – An Integrated ISR Operating Concept for the ADF
CAPT Don Burningham, RAN - Integrated ISR: A Joint Perspective
CAPT Andrew Quinn, RAN - Integrated ISR: Maritime 671.3 KB
COL John Fenwick - Integrated ISR: Land 804.91 KB
GPCAPT Tim Churchill - Integrated ISR: Air 680.61 KB
Mr Rob Evans - 5th Generation Command and Control Enabling Joint Integration 389.65 KB
Mr Gary North: A Room With A View: 5TH Gen Transformation for the RAAF 3.02 MB
Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) - A New Era for Command & Control of Aerospace Operations

Air Combat Operations - 2025 and Beyond

March 2014

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:

  • The future Asia / Pacific security environment.
  • Future technology advances and challenges.
  • How the US Marines are approaching the challenge of integration of 5th generation capabilities with the legacy force.
  • Consideration on how the RAAF will approach the transition to, and integration of, 5th generation airpower capabilities.
Air Combat Operations Seminar Intent - AVM John Blackburn (Retd) 386.82 KB
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 2013

The 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 2012

Many 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 2012

Control 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 2011

The 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

ISR Seminar

01 Apr 2011
Australian Defence College

An 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.

Industry representatives and senior ADF officers were involved in the afternoon panel discussion.
Chairman Opening Address - AIRMSHL Errol McCormack (Retd) 1.68 MB
 ISTARS RAF - AIRCDRE Tom Cross Head of Capability 406.05 KB
 ISR - Raytheon View, Gerard Foley, GM Business Development  1.55 MB
 Innovation in ISR, Walt Kreitler, Northrop Grumman  1.84 MB

Pilot Training Seminar

01 May 2010

The Williams Foundation held a Defence pilot training seminar at Brindabella Business Park, Canberra, on 26 May 2010. Attendees included ADF members, industry, Defence Department representatives and members of the RAF, USAF, RSAF and RNZAF. The seminar examined the challenges of producing operational pilots for a "fifth generation" Defence Force.

 Address by Chief of Air Force 53.83 KB
 Chairman's Opening Address 48.65 KB
 Chairman's Presenation 1.07 MB
 Closing Remarks by Deputy Chief of Air Force 44.22 KB
 Lockheed Martin - Military Aircrew Training 3.23 MB
 Republic of Singapore Air Force Perspective and Experience 544.2 KB
 Director General Aerospace Development - Training Program 1.99 MB
 Army Aviation Future Pilot Training System 1.17 MB
 British Aerspace Systems View on Pilot Training 217 KB
 Navy Pilot Training Requirements 1.85 MB
 "Opportunity Lost?" Australian Aviation article on Pilot Training in the ADF  133.7 KB

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