Air Power Review
The Air Power Review is published three times a year with Spring, Summer and Autumn/Winter editions. The publication aims to support the British armed forces in general and the Royal Air Force in particular by developing thinking about the application of air power. The intention is to provide a forum for high quality and academically credible articles on air and space power, with the objective of stimulating debate and promoting the evolution of air and space power thinking within the wider military and academic communities.
1998 & 1999 editions are not yet available electronically.
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The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors and do not represent those of the Royal Air Force. Furthermore, such views should not be considered as constituting an official endorsement of factual accuracy, opinion, conclusion or recommendation of the Royal Air Force, or wider Ministry of Defence.
Air Power Policy / Strategy
‘NATO – How does the Royal Air Force invest more appropriately?’ by Wg Cdr S. Cloke
‘Lighter than Air or Hot Air? Influence, Defence Engagement and the Air Power Contribution’ by Sqn Ldr R. A. Hart
Air Power Theory / Doctrine
‘Re-presenting British Air Power Doctrine: A Visual Model of Air Power’ by Wg Cdr C. R. Melville MBE
‘The Effect of National Caveats on Risk Aversion and Military Efficacy in Alliances’ by Wg Cdr S. Ryles
‘Integrated Battle Concepts and the Quest for Optimised Joint Warfighting’ by Sqn Ldr E. J. Flynn
‘Delivering effective Air-Land Integration (ALI) in the next war: what enduring lessons can UK Defence draw from historical and contemporary operations to generate and maintain an efficient, joint ALI capability that is fit for future conflict?’ by Wg Cdr S. P. Kilvington
‘How We Will Fly: As the conclusion of the ‘Hundred Year Experiment’ approaches, are UK Joint Air capabilities sufficiently understood, correctly configured and appropriately trained to be effectively integrated into future adaptive and expeditionary campaigns?’ by Wg Cdr A. J. Wright
Historic Case Studies
‘How Influential was World War One in the Development of the Royal Air Force’s Early Concepts and Doctrine?’ by Wg Cdr G. J. M. Littlechild
‘The Opportunities and Risks to Britain from Enhanced Defence Cooperation with Japan’ by Gp Capt A. Hetterley
‘The Impact of the US Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific on the UK’s Policy Towards China’ by Wg Cdr P. Cochran
‘The Threat to Geopolitical Stability Posed by ‘Compatriot Politics’ in Russia’s European Near Abroad’ by Gp Capt J. P. Sutton
Technology / Capability
‘Single Mission Aircraft or Multi-Mission Capabilities: How Might the UK Look to Deliver its Next Generation of ISTAR Capability?’ by Wg Cdr R. I. Henderson-Begg
‘Cyber: buzzword or instrument of national power?’ by Wg Cdr M. G. Brockie
‘How should Offensive Cyber Capabilities be integrated into Full Spectrum Targeting?’ by Wg Cdr M. J. Bressani
A transcript of the keynote speech as given by Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, to the Air Power Conference 2018 is now available to download here.
A transcript of the keynote speech as given by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF, to the Air Power Conference 2018 is now available to download here.