Errol McCormack Members' Lunch with AIRCDRE Chris Westwood (Ret'd): Characterising the 5th Gen Air Battle Space

  • 01 Dec 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT


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Air Commodore Chris Westwood (Ret’d) will discuss what 5th Generation (5th Gen) looks like in the Air Battle Space. He will deconstruct 5th Gen into its component parts, offering a simple baseline characterisation of what 5th Gen is outside the cockpit, why it’s real, and why it’s important for Australia. The presentation is drawn from his recent publication:


Air Commodore Chris Westwood (Ret'd)

Air Commodore Chris Westwood (Retired) served 34 years in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), retiring in 2016 as Commander of the RAAF’s Surveillance and Response Force Element Group. He served in command, operational and executive appointments throughout the RAAF’s Air Battle Management functional capabilities, including the Air Defence Ground Environment, Jindalee Over-the-Horizon Radar System, and E7A Wedgetail AEW&C (during acquisition), as well as a number of RAAF and Joint staff positions.

Since leaving the RAAF, Chris has maintained his interest in advocating for technical warfare capabilities as an independent consultant, particularly in the ABM environment. He Chairs a technical start up company, and provides coaching and mentoring to future leaders.

Chris has published various articles, papers and a book, mostly themed around the application of technology in warfare.

Sponsor Acknowledgement 

The Williams Foundation would like to thank Lockheed Martin for their support of this lunch.

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