Upcoming events

    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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    Speaker to be advised.

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Gallery of Australia, ACT
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    Most Air Force and senior military leaders in the western world begin their military careers either around or shortly after the Falkland Wars which were watched globally as an epic air, sea, and amphibious campaign; conventionally fought at the ends of the earth and at the end of an immense supply chain for the British Forces. The decades that followed saw warfare in the Balkans and Middle East, and counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan; warfare very different from that postured for during the cold war, and exercised in high end air combat exercises.

    The Australian Defence White Paper 2016 and the associated Force Structure Review was written to an Office of National Assessment Strategic Environment to 2035 against this paradigm, whilst recognizing impending change. The subsequent rate of change in global security has shocked even pessimistic observers and we face the heightened risk of high intensity, non-permissive air environments non-discretionary wars”.

    Questions to be addressed at the Seminar

    • What will be the impact on the delivery and expectation of 5th Generation systems as the world has changed so dangerously and so rapidly?
    • Have hostile forces been watching the development of our 5th generation systems and developed active asymmetry to defeat us?
    • Has the combination of our cold-war legacy and participation in irregular wars led us to make decisions that will limit our freedom of movement?
    • As we rediscover the concept of denied area (A2AD / beyond FEBA) and need to re-invest in strike capabilities, are there areas of concern?
    • [Range / Payload / Escort requirements / requirement to step non fast-air platforms / risk of hypersonic AD systems]
    • [Basing options / Life Support / Force Protection / Multi-domain threats]
    • Do we need to reconsider air campaigns in the light of Joint Force / Joint Strike options?
    • Do our national systems support the requisite battlespace awareness in denied areas to conduct effective targeting and effect generation



    The Williams Foundation would like to thank our sponsors.



    • 08 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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    Speaker to be advised.

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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    Speaker to be advised.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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Past events

31 Oct 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
23 Aug 2017 Seminar: A New Approach, and Attitude, to Electronic Warfare In Australia
02 Aug 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Joint Integration: A Practioner's Perspective - VADM David Johnston AM, RAN
19 Jul 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Lunch with Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC Chief of the Defence Force
20 Jun 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: A Learning Curve for the Swiss Air Force
11 Apr 2017 Williams Foundation Seminar: Air / Sea / Land: Integrated Force 2030
15 Feb 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air Vice-Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
25 Oct 2016 2016 Annual General Meeting
04 Oct 2016 Williams Foundation Lunch: Connecting the ADF: Challenge or Opportunity? Three decades of insights and lessons learned
13 Sep 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Jericho - an Update'
23 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Where to with CASG' with Kim Gillis
10 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Sea
17 Mar 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Land
23 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Dinner with Lt Gen Christopher Bogdan, United States Air Force
16 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC - RAAF Air Mobility
08 Sep 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: RADM Tony Dalton Romeo Introduction into Service
06 Aug 2015 RAAF Plan Jericho Half Day Public Seminar
10 Jun 2015 Williams Foundation Dinner with Chief of Air Force
03 Jun 2015 LVC Seminar
17 Apr 2015 Symposium: Integrating Innovative Airpower
15 Apr 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: AIRCDRE Steve "Zed" Roberton AM

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