We sadly said farewell to one of our team during the course of this issue, when Assistant Editor Steve Gibbons passed away in early November after, mercifully, a short illness. We dedicate this issue to Steve.
Some of the Airpower-related articles include:
- The ADF’s expanding long-range missile-based air defence and strike aspirations,
- Updates of the RAAF’s Loyal Wingman/Boeing ATS UAS and the USAF’s Compass Call II EW programs,
- The retirement of the RAAF’s F/A-18A/B classic Hornet,
- A review of the 20 years since the JSF program winner was announced,
- Industry sustainment of the RAAF’s Super Hornet/Growler and F-35A fleets,
- What EW capabilities will the next generation of European fighters have,
- How Airpower provides more bang for the Defence buck,
- The benefits of having experienced airpower operators in the headquarters,
- What other capability options does AUKUS provide for Australia,
- A snapshot of some hypersonic programs,
- and A review of the 2021 Zhuhai Airshow.
Also in this issue:
- LeoLabs to establish an Australia-based low-earth orbit phased-array radar,
- The lead up to the RAN’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered attack submarines,
- What might a Collins class life-of-type extension look like,
- Capability developments out of North Korea,
- An update of the South China Sea island bases,
- And, autonomous underwater vehicles for the RAN.
A special thanks to the whole ADBR team for pulling together and providing some great content during the various lockdowns in recent months.