Summary

Air and space power are arms of national power. Air power is the capacity and ability of a nation to project its power or assert its will in, through, or from the air domain. Recognising the additional operational domains of space, maritime, land, and cyber, it represents a highly agile and potent form of military power for any joint combat force. Space power is the ability of a nation to exploit space to accomplish national objectives, whilst denying access to adversaries, by conducting activities in, through, and from space. The Runway will source content from leading air and space practitioners, academia, air operators, and industry innovators to inform a comprehensive understanding of air and space power for Australia's future.


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Air & Space Power

Australia chooses Apache as Tiger helicopter replacement

Defence is acquiring the Apache Helicopter—a proven off-the-shelf capability—to replace the Army's existing Aussie Tiger Helicopters.
PME Level All levels
1073
Air & Space Power

What is Australia's space division, and why is it in the military?

Putting the new Space Division into the military makes it easier for Australia to coordinate intelligence gathering with our Five Eyes allies (USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.).
PME Level All levels
1072
Air & Space Power

Royal Australian Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts to become Australia's first space commander

AVM Catherine Roberts has been appointed to head Australia's new Space Divsion.
PME Level All levels
1051
Air & Space Power

US State Department clears Australia to buy MQ-9B drones

The Australian government has been cleared to buy up to 12 MQ-9B aircraft.
PME Level All levels
1061
Air & Space Power

U.S. Missile Defense Warhead Program to Cost Almost $18 Billion

The Pentagon plans to spend almost $18 billion on a new missile program
PME Level All levels
1046
Air & Space Power

USAF Releases New Airpower Doctrine

The USAF has recently (Apr 2021) released its new doctrine; the Chief of Staff of the USAF, Gen Charles Brown, notes that this doctrine serves as a a new cornerstone of airpower philosophy’.
PME Level 4
957
Air & Space Power

Hypersonics and a Vision for Australian Space

Hypersonics, mach 4, mach 5 or mach 6 and where Australia can contribute in the international interest for space.
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Conversations on The Runway
951
Air & Space Power

Japan and UK move towards partnership to develop combat-aircraft systems

Japan and the UK are forming a unique partnership to develop their combat fighter aircraft—a partnership which may have important lessons for Australia’s aircraft procurement programs.
PME Level All levels
938
Air & Space Power

To spread out against China's missiles, the US Air Force is sending fighters to remote Pacific airfields

The US believes China can launch a missile attack against US bases on Guam; to counter this threat, the US plans to operate fighters from remote pacific airfields.
PME Level All levels
922
Air & Space Power

The artificial intelligence ‘backseater’ in future air combat

The US Air Force has revolutionised Air Power by using an AI algorithm as a 'virtual backseater' in a U2 reconnaissance aircraft.
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