RAF Air Power 2015/16

RAF Air Power

Год / месяц: 2015
Язык: English
Формат: PDF - 14 MB

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CONTENTS
FOREWORDS

13 The Air Power formula: readiness, partnership and value
The Right Honourable Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence
19 Readiness, responsibility, change and choice Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford
KCB CBE ADC RAF, Chief of the Air Sta
INTRODUCTIONS
25 The power of partnerships
Simon Michell, Editor, RAF AIR Power 2015/16
26 Ever Alert
Air Marshal Greg Bagwell CB CBE describes the Royal Air Force’s constant endeavour to secure the skies over the United Kingdom
COMBAT AIR TODAY
30 Scramble
Uncovering the hidden work of the UK’s Air Surveillance and Control System
34 Tornado: going strong at 40
Having rst own just over 40 years ago, the Panavia Tornado has adapted over the decades to remain a potent air power tool
THE RAF’S EVOLVING LEGACY
40 From Smuts to Dowding
Examining the role of two key gures in the development of the RAF’s air doctrine
45 Ready and able
A look at how the RAF goes about achieving its commitment to NATO, and at the duties involved
48 First in, last out – Royal Air Force in Afghanistan
Since 2001, the RAF has been at the vanguard of UK operations in Afghanistan, and its work is not yet done
51 Air policing
Charting the utility of air power in maintaining regional stability since its origins in the 1920s
THE ROLE OF INDUSTRY
54 The UK defence aerospace sector
With 17 per cent global market share, the UK’s aerospace sector is a huge success story. Includes an
interview with the Right Honourable Philip Dunne MP, Minister of State for Defence Procurement
58 Typhoon – case study
A look at the Euroghter Typhoon – one of the most versatile and reliable fourth-generation ghters
63 Understanding the supply chain
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II supply chain demonstrates the complexity of modern military
aircraft manufacturing programmes
THE FUTURE AIR AND SPACE ENVIRONMENT
68 Air and space – congested and contested?
A look at likely future challenges for the RAF, such as a proliferation of advanced air defence systems
72 Securing the cyberspace
The RAF is involved in eorts to maintain eective cybersecurity across all three armed services
78 Air mobility – go fast, go far, go now
The Air Mobility Force and Joint Helicopter Command deliver a range of strategic and tactical outputs
82 Disruptive technologies – silver bullets or fool’s gold?
The RAF is looking at ways of harnessing disruptive technologies available in the commercial sector
86 ISTAR – transforming air power
The RAF’s Intelligence, Surveillance, Target
Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) force provides vital information to decision-makers
91 Space – 50 years at the cutting edge
From the Cold War era to the present, the RAF has made a valuable contribution to the space industry
MAKING IT HAPPEN
94 People, ideas and equipment
The Whole Force Concept is bringing in new talent, new ideas and more capability
98 Air cadets
The Air Cadet Organisation oers benets to the service as a whole, as well as to its young members
102 RAF Brize Norton – Whole Force Template
Oxfordshire’s RAF Brize Norton is developing a template for the future of the RAF
107 Train as we mean to ght
The Defence Operational Training Capability
(DOTC) will oer a step-change in training systems for the RAF
111 Synthesis and simulation – the Defence
Operational Training Capability (Air)
An update on the status of the DOTC (Air) advanced network of mission-training simulator systems
114 Index of advertisers

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