Welcome to the November 2021 edition of ADM: 100 Years of RAAF.
This issue is all about airpower, specifically in light of this year being the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF. In this month's editorial, Group Editor Ewen Levick and Editor Nigel Pittaway acknowledge this significant milestone and point to the increasing importance of airpower in the Indo-Pacific region.
In commemoration of the anniversary, author and historian Stewart Wilson provides a historical overview of the RAAF, Ewen writes a thought piece on what Air Force's priorities may be as it looks towards the future, and we've collated a gallery of images which pay tribute to RAAF platforms and people on operations as vast as Afghanistan to Antarctica.
Elsewhere in the issue are in-depth analyses of some of the capabilities that make up the modern Air Force: Nigel looks at the experimentation underway across the F-35 program, the Air Force's heavy airlift capability, and the KC-30A and Wedgetail; Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr examines the digital immersion technologies playing a key role in 21st century integrated training as well as the ISR capabilities maintaining RAAF's information edge. Ewen covers the Antarctic airdrop and the sky-high ambitions of Air 6500. Finally, Mike Yeo looks at the importance of regional engagement and Multimedia Reporter Roya Ghodsi covers Air Force's ISREW specialists - No. 10 Squadron.
Our From the Source interviewee this month is Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld.
The digital edition can be read here.