Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Sea

  • 10 Aug 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • National Gallery of Australia, ACT


  • Defence members can also send an expression of interest to events@williamsfoundation.org.au
  • For financial members who joined before 30 June 2016

Registration is closed

Thank you for your interest - the seminar is full.  If you are interested in attending please register on the waitlist and we'll let you know if a place comes up.  If you have a spot on reserve please contact us on events@williamsfoundation.org.au

The Royal Australian Navy has had the ability to network and share situational awareness amongst the fleet for many years and the P-3s has been the only RAAF platform capable of being part of that network. The RAAF’s journey of networking its capability journey started more recently with the Hornet Upgrade Program and has accelerated with the introduction of capabilities like Wedgetail and Vigilaire.  All of the the RAAF’s fleet is now capable of linking into and contributing to an Air Layer of the Joint Battle management system.  With the advent of 5th Generation capabilities like the JSF and the new combat systems on the AWD as well as the design and development of the new combat systems for the Australia’s future frigates, Offshore Patrol vessels and Submarines, the ADF has a unique opportunity to influence and design in an unprecedented level of integration into the RAN’s and RAAF’s new platforms. That unprecedented level of integration should drive new thinking on the integration of air and sea power effects. The seminar is about examining the challenges and possibilities of the combat power in that future integrated force.

Air Force and Navy need to not only remediate existing deficiencies but take advantage of the transformative nature of fifth generation technology. The seminar aims to explore the art of the possible in future Air-Sea operations.

The seminar will be unclassified, mostly by invitation and at no cost to Defence and Williams Foundation members (who have taken membership before 30 June 2016).  Defence members can send an expression of interest to events@williamsfoundation.org.au

A draft overview of proceedings can be downloaded here.


The Williams Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for this event:



    Northrop Grumman  
       BAE Systems  
       L3 Communications     CAE Australia               

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