Information on 5th Generation Systems

The aim of this webpage is to compile and make available accessible 5th Generation Information and ensure its accessibility to all interested stakeholders. All information is open source and links are provided to the source documents and articles. These can be sorted via the NATO ‘DOTMLPFI’ Capability Lines of Development (LoD). As this is a rapidly evolving area, contributions are welcome and can be submitted to the EAG Permanent Staff by mailing to mscheers@euroairgroup.org.
Document NameDocument DescriptionCategoryPublish Date
Multi-Domain Command and Control: Maintaining Our Asymmetric Advantage Multi-Domain Command and Control: Maintaining Our Asymmetric Advantage JAPCC article by Major General (retired) Tim Zadalis, US Air Force. Published June 2018. Organisation VIEW 14 Nov 2019
Integrating the F-35 into Danish Defence Integrating the F-35 into Danish Defence Report by the University of Copenhagen Centre for Military Studies’ policy research services for the Danish Ministry of Defence. Published November 2018. Organisation VIEW 13 Nov 2019
Ensuring the Common Defense: The Case for Fifth Generation Airpower Ensuring the Common Defense: The Case for Fifth Generation Airpower Mitchell Institute Policy paper by By Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Maj Gen Lawrence A. Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.) and Heather R. Penney. Published April 2019. Material VIEW 8 Nov 2019
Restoring America’s Military Competitiveness: Mosaic Warfare Restoring America’s Military Competitiveness: Mosaic Warfare Mitchell Institute Study by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.) and Heather R. Penney with Maj Gen Lawrence A. Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.) and Mark A. Gunzinger. The paper describes mosaic warfare as a force design optimized for systems warfare. Modular and scalable, a mosaic force is highly interoperable and composed of disaggregated functions that create multiple, simultaneous kill webs against emerging tar-get sets. Published September 2019. Doctrine VIEW 8 Nov 2019
2019 INTERIM REPORT – NATO’S JOINT AIR POWER STRATEGY INTEROPERABILITY STUDY 2019 INTERIM REPORT – NATO’S JOINT AIR POWER STRATEGY INTEROPERABILITY STUDY Interim Report elaborated by SHAPE on their JAPS Interoperability Study, published in February 18, It is one of the implementing documents and it presents various shortfalls, including CIS, Support or FP, and proposes trends to address them. The document is intended to be used within the NDPP process. Interoperability VIEW 25 Oct 2019
A New Era for Command and Control of Aerospace Operations A New Era for Command and Control of Aerospace Operations Senior Leader Perspective in Air & Space Power Journal by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF, Retired, published July 2014. Doctrine VIEW 25 Oct 2019
EAG GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND DEFINITIONS SPECIFIC TO 5th GENERATION AIRCRAFT EAG GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND DEFINITIONS SPECIFIC TO 5th GENERATION AIRCRAFT The purpose of this glossary is to have a common understanding of terminology specific to 5th Generation aircraft in all domains (Ops, Log, FP, CIS and Cyber). A formal request has been submitted to the NATO Terminology Office. Once the terminology becomes NATO Agreed Terminology it will be deleted from this glossary. The NATOTerm database can be viewed online on https://nso.nato.int/natoterm Interoperability VIEW 17 Sep 2019
New Perspectives for Simulation New Perspectives for Simulation Article by Col Tanguy Benzaquen for the "Revue de la Défense Nationale". The technical nature of the Air Force demands thorough initial training that is complemented on a daily basis by operational preparation. The latter includes instruction of personnel, their in-flight training and battle preparation. Technical progress in simulation opens up new possibilities in the preparation for modern air warfare. Published June 2019. Training VIEW 16 Sep 2019
The Future Air Combat System (SCAF): A European Defence Policy That is Moving Forward The Future Air Combat System (SCAF): A European Defence Policy That is Moving Forward Article by Éva Portier and Jean-Pascal Breton for the "Revue de la Défense Nationale". The Future air combat system of systems (SCAF) is aiming at a radical change in the pattern of use of air forces. The programme is being designed around the airmen and multiple, connected platforms. It is a demonstration of the strong will for cooperation between European partners who are determined to stay in the strategic race around the year 2040. Published June 2019. Organisation VIEW 16 Sep 2019
Air and Space Challenges for French Sovereignty and Freedom Air and Space Challenges for French Sovereignty and Freedom Supplement to the French "Revue de la Défense Nationale" dedicated to the future of Air and Space Power. Published for the Paris Air show 2019. Organisation VIEW 16 Sep 2019
The Future Conflict Operating Environment Out to 2030 The Future Conflict Operating Environment Out to 2030 RUSI Occasional Paper by Peter Roberts. Collection of essays about contemporary trends in war and warfare and how they will shape the actions of belligerents in future conflicts. Its conclusions have implications for the force design of Western militaries and signposts the adaptations that will need to be undertaken to meet the challenges of the next decade. Published June 2019. Doctrine VIEW 13 Sep 2019
Victory over and across Domains: Training for tomorrow’s battlefields Victory over and across Domains: Training for tomorrow’s battlefields Report by Jennifer McArdle for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) that engages in a detailed analysis of current and future cyber and informationized training for the non-cyber warfighter. Published January 2019. Doctrine VIEW 30 Aug 2019
Twenty-First Century Air Power: Future Challenges and Opportunities Twenty-First Century Air Power: Future Challenges and Opportunities Viewpoint by Lieutenant General David A. Deptula, USAF (Retired), published in RAF Air Power Review (page 160) on advanced technologies, new concepts of operation, organizational transformation, and the human dimension. Published autumn 2018. Doctrine VIEW 30 Aug 2019
Airpower Strategy for the 21st Century Airpower Strategy for the 21st Century Real Clear Defense essay by Tyson Wetzel of the Unites States Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Published October 2017. Doctrine VIEW 31 Jul 2019
USAF Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan USAF Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force chartered the Air Superiority 2030 (AS 2030) Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team (ECCT) to develop capability options to enable joint force Air Superiority in the highly contested environment of 2030 and beyond. Published May 2016. Doctrine VIEW 31 Jul 2019
The St. Andrews Proclamation: A Pragmatic Assessment of 21st Century Airpower The St. Andrews Proclamation: A Pragmatic Assessment of 21st Century Airpower Mitchell Institute Policy Paper. Assessment of future conflict by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.) on how the outcome will increasingly be determined by the side better equipped and organized to gather, process, disseminate and control information. Published May 2018. Doctrine VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Investment Strategies for Improving Fifth-Generation Fighter Training Investment Strategies for Improving Fifth-Generation Fighter Training RAND corporation research paper to safely and affordably train combat air force aircrews. Published in 2011. Training VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Future force philosophy: Operators grapple with the art of fifth-generation pilot training Future force philosophy: Operators grapple with the art of fifth-generation pilot training With fifth-generation aircraft now beginning to enter service in meaningful numbers, global operators are re-assessing their future flying training needs. Gareth Jennings examines the preparation underway to turn out the pilots of the future. Published in 2016. Training VIEW 31 Jul 2019
UK ASDOT programme article UK ASDOT programme article AIN Online article on UK ASDOT programme status. Published September 2018. Leadership VIEW 31 Jul 2019
F-35 Mission Systems Design, Development and Verification F-35 Mission Systems Design, Development and Verification Paper by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company that discusses the design, development and verification of the F-35 sensor suite . Published June 2018. Material VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Air Combat and Live, Virtual, Constructive training Air Combat and Live, Virtual, Constructive training CUBIC articles and links on LVC progress and facilities. Facilities VIEW 31 Jul 2019
5th-to-5th and 5th-to-4th Aircraft Communications 5th-to-5th and 5th-to-4th Aircraft Communications Northrop-Grumman articles on connectivity challenges. Interoperability VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Freedom 550 Joint Enterprise Terminal Freedom 550 Joint Enterprise Terminal Information sheet on the multi-channel, multifunction Freedom 550 datalink radio by Northrop-Grumman. Interoperability VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Teaming: Taking Combat Airpower to the Next Level Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Teaming: Taking Combat Airpower to the Next Level Paper for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies by Douglas Birkey, Executive Director, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) Dean, and Maj Gen Lawrence Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.). Published July 2018. Interoperability VIEW 31 Jul 2019
F-35 ALIS: Autonomic Logistics Information System F-35 ALIS: Autonomic Logistics Information System Lockheed Martin information on the F-35 Logistics Information System. Facilities VIEW 31 Jul 2019
5th Generation Air C2 and ISR 5th Generation Air C2 and ISR Fellowship Paper for the Australian Air Power Development Centre by Lieutenant-Colonel Bart A. Hoeben, NLD AF. Published in 2017. Leadership VIEW 31 Jul 2019
The Challenge of Building an Indigenous European Fifth Generation Fighter The Challenge of Building an Indigenous European Fifth Generation Fighter Defense.Info article by Giulia Tilenni. Published July 2018. Doctrine VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Evolving Technologies and Warfare in the 21st Century: Introducing the “Combat Cloud” Evolving Technologies and Warfare in the 21st Century: Introducing the “Combat Cloud” Mitchell Institute policy paper by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.). Published September 2016. Doctrine VIEW 31 Jul 2019
Improving NATO Air Training – An Outlook to Future Tactical Air Training Improving NATO Air Training – An Outlook to Future Tactical Air Training JAPCC article by Lieutenant Colonel Juan Cánovas, ESP AF. Published spring 2019. Doctrine VIEW 31 Jul 2019
F-35 Air Vehicle technology overview F-35 Air Vehicle technology overview Description of technological enhancements by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Material VIEW 29 Jul 2019
SLATE demo SLATE demo Article by Gina Marie Giardina, Air Force Research Laboratory on the SLATE demo which highlights live, virtual, constructive environment for pilot training. Published October 2018. Training VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Lockheed-Martin F-35 website Lockheed-Martin F-35 website F-35 website. Material VIEW 29 Jul 2019
JSF P5 AIR COMBAT TRAINING SYSTEM JSF P5 AIR COMBAT TRAINING SYSTEM CUBIC fact sheet on the P5 AIR COMBAT TRAINING SYSTEM. Training VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Rebuilding the Forge: Reshaping how the Air Force Trains Fighter Aviators Rebuilding the Forge: Reshaping how the Air Force Trains Fighter Aviators Paper on future pilot training by Gen Mike Holmes. Published January 2019. Training VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Plan Jericho: Fifth Generation Edges Plan Jericho: Fifth Generation Edges Paper on Plan Jericho by the Royal Australian Air Force. Organisation VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Fifth Generation Air Warfare Fifth Generation Air Warfare RAAF Working Paper by Dr Peter Layton. Published June 2017. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Next Generation Combat Aircraft: Threat Outlook and Potential Solutions Next Generation Combat Aircraft: Threat Outlook and Potential Solutions RUSI Paper by Justin Bronk. Published November 2018. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
My Fifth Generation My Fifth Generation Post by Chris McInnes, RAAF for the Sir Richard Williams Foundation. Published December 2017. Organisation VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Fifth Generation Air Force Fifth Generation Air Force Royal Australian Air Force website. Organisation VIEW 29 Jul 2019
2018 UK Combat Air Strategy: An ambitious vision for the future 2018 UK Combat Air Strategy: An ambitious vision for the future UK Policy Paper that defines a clear way ahead to preserve the GBR national advantage and maintain choice in how it is delivered. Published July 2018. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
Fifth Generation Air Combat, Maintaining the Joint Force Advantage Fifth Generation Air Combat, Maintaining the Joint Force Advantage JAPCC article by Major General Jeff Harrigian, USA AF and Colonel Max Marosko, USA AF. Published spring 2017. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
The Challenges of Fifth-Generation Transformation The Challenges of Fifth-Generation Transformation JAPCC article by Wing Commander André Adamson, GBR AF and Colonel Matthew Snyder, USA AF. Published spring 2018. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
2018 NATO Joint Air Power Strategy 2018 NATO Joint Air Power Strategy NATO Joint Air Power (JAP) plays a key role in supporting the accomplishment of NATO's three core tasks - Collective Defence, Crisis Management and Cooperative Security. A balanced and innovative approach to JAP, that understands, accepts and mitigates risks, will provide a coherent military capacity, enhancing the development of a credible and flexible NATO posture. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
2018 NATO Framework for Future Alliance Operations 2018 NATO Framework for Future Alliance Operations NATO needs to continuously and simultaneously operate and adapt to remain fit-forpurpose, now and through the foreseeable future. To that end, the Framework for Future Alliance Operations (FFAO) advises NATO Nations and Partner Nations on both Warfighting and Warfare Development. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
2017 NATO ACT Strategic Foresight Analysis 2017 NATO ACT Strategic Foresight Analysis The Strategic Foresight Analysis (SFA) 2017 Report aims to support NATO leadership’s visualization of the future security environment, which is characterized by a rapid rate of change, complexity, uncertainty and interconnectedness. Doctrine VIEW 29 Jul 2019
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