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07/06/2014 Relocate “Great Debate” graphic on Media index page, add to F/FB-22, F-111 and JSF index pages. NB this summary of analytical effort produced pre-2008 (starting 2002/03) is worth careful comparison against current DoD budgetary outlays planned for uncompetitive F-35A/B and F/A-18E/F aircraft. The APA proposal was significantly cheaper, far more cost effective and by far more competitive for the contemporary strategic environment
26/03/2014 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2014-0301 (Centenary of Military Aviation / Point Cook Airshow, March 2014). 
23/03/2014 Updated Air Power, National Military Strategy and Policy index. Changes include new introduction block, restructure of topical subindexes, layout, and nine publications by LtGen David A. Deptula (Retd), comprising Unmanned Aircraft Systems Taking Strategy to Task, Global Distributed ISR Operations; The Changing Face of Warfare, Air and Space Power Going Forward, Transforming Joint Air-Ground Operations for 21st Century Battlespace, Direct Attack Enhancing Counterland Doctrine and Joint Air-Ground Operations, Effects-Based Operations: Change In the Nature of Warfare, Toward Restructuring National Security, Air and Space Power, Lead Turning the Future, Integration Nation.
13/02/2014 Updated Ethics and Culture index with Jörg Muth's excellent essay A Crisis in Command and the Roots of the Problem; add presentation and Q&A slides for Advances in Russian and Chinese active electronically steered arrays (AESAs) - Presentation and Q&A Slides; 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology by C. Kopp on Briefings and Submissions Index page.
27/01/2014 Updated Dr Martin Andrew's biography; Fix broken JFQ links; Add 2011 Defence Today journal articles entitled 3D technology in simulation; ‘Cloud’ computing in simulation; Impact of exponential growth laws in military systems; COTS – revolution, evolution or devolution?; ‘Fixed price’ versus ‘cost plus’ Defence contracting; Operation Odyssey Dawn - the collapse of Libya’s relic air defence system; COIN reorientation - too far or not far enough?; Exoskeletons for warriors of the future; Battlefield ISR - needs and goals; Post Afghanistan - Where to next with Western land warfare capabilities; Strategic importance of the Indian Ocean; China to deploy anti-ship ballistic missile; Anti-shipping missiles for RAN - requirement or desire?; New technologies impacting maritime warfare; Add 2012 Defence Today journal articles entitled United States refocuses Air Sea Battle Concept; Strategic potential of the Cocos Islands and Christmas Island; Airbase hardening in the Western Pacific; Air superiority ‘Game Changers’: T-50 PAK-FA and J-20; Australia’s capabilities versus the Region; Sino-Indian strategic competition in the Indian Ocean region; Australia’s strategic position in the Region; Defining Australia’s future submarine fleet; Future air defence needs for the Army; China’s Second Artillery Corps; UGV Futures – how soon, how much?; Future AEW&C capabilities for Maritime Warfare; Future ADF maritime roles in the Asia-Pacific region; Defining future submarine capabilities; China’s advances in submarines and aircraft carriers; multiple layout fixes; trailer updated; Add new photoessay Australian National Aviation Museum / Australian Aircraft Restoration Group / Annex B, including stereoscopic anaglyphs of multiple cockpits.


07/10/2013 News only updated on APA Media page. Few significant or unexpected disclosures since the last new update in July. MAKS 2013 saw the first public display of the new S-350 Vityaz / 9M96 SAM system, all of the 55Zh6ME Nebo M multiband CVLO radar system components, and the previously undisclosed 55Zh6UME CVLO radar, and new Almaz/Antey/Radiofizika "TPY-2-like" Ka-Band BMD radar mockup. Mostly Russian language publications (use Chrome or Google Translate as required). Other items of interest are a photoessay showing the Venezuelan SA-23 SAM system, including the 9S32ME Grill Screen engagement radar, and revised TELAR design with enlarged illuminator antennas. The only notable Chinese disclosure involved a NRIET poster showing some details of new X-band AESAs intended for the J-10B, J-16 Flanker G, and J-20.
11/09/2013 Add Air Power Australia Essays on Military Ethics and Culture Essay No.3, entitled Parasitism as an Abstraction for Organisational Dysfunctions.
30/08/2013
Add new discussion paper entitled Exploring the Impacts of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012; Expand/retitle Technical Reports index to include Discussion Papers.
07/07/2013 News only updated on APA Media page. Update covering April through to early July. Editor's note: there has been little news of substance through Q2 2013, with sporadic Chinese imagery leaks covering the J-20, superficial Russian disclosures on the planned Morfei point defence SAM, first public exposure of the new 50R6A Vityaz / 9M96 area defence SAM, the Su-35S debut at the Paris airshow, Venezuela taking delivery of two batteries of the S-300VM / Antey 2500 / SA-23 (by far the best performing SAM Russia builds), and in late June the Kommersant Daily leak that Russia may bypass the UN sanctions regime against Iran and supply the state-of-the-art S-300VM / Antey 2500 / SA-23 as a substitute for the much less capable and obsoleted 1993 technology S-300PMU1 / SA-20A Gargoyle. The latter is a major strategic development which appears to have been wholly ignored by Western mass media, trade press and defence bureaucracies. Mirror Georgetown University, Asian Arms Control Project, briefing Strategic Implications of China's Underground Great Wall by Prof Phillip A. Karber. Updated Editor biography.
15/04/2013 Add Air Power Australia Essays on Military Ethics and Culture Essay No.2 Airpower and Collateral Damage: Theory, Practice and Challenges by Col. Phillip S. Meilinger, USAF (Retd), MA, PhD.
02/04/2013 Add new online journal Air Power Australia Essays on Military Ethics and Culture ISSN 2201-9502; add Essay No.1 Remotely Operated Air Power: Implications for Ethics, Policy and Strategy by LtGen David Deptula, USAF (Retd); add updated 5th Gen metrics table from APA NOTAM #49 (08/11/2009) to JSF Index Page, with several parameter updates from subsequently published open source documents.
29/03/2013 Add new index page covering Military Ethics, Culture, Education and Training. Relocate Contrails entry point to media page. The Military Ethics, Culture, Education and Training page indexes all extant APA publications in these thematic areas, and a wide range of high value external publications. Planning and preparation for this new index page required considerable effort as it was necessary to survey the not inconsiderable available literature. 
17/03/2013 News only updated on APA Media page.
04/03/2013 News only updated on APA Media page.
24/02/2013
News only updated on APA Media page. Please note that news updates are and will continue to be irregular and reflect availability of time to collect, sort, and select viable content - this cannot be automated and is very time consuming.
17/02/2013 Update JSF Index Page with content from the 2012 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Inquiry into the Department of Defence annual report 2010-11.


24/11/2012 Update and correct Technical Report APA-TR-2012-0302 (Moore's Law and Telephoto Imaging).
16/11/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-1102 (CAC CA-25 Winjeel).
12/11/2012 Add new APA Analysis APA-2012-03 entitled A Preliminary Assessment of Specular Radar Cross Section Performance in the Sukhoi T-50 Prototype by M.J. Pelosi and C. Kopp.
06/11/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-1101 (S-400: 606th Air Defence Regiment) by Vitaliy Ragulin.
20/10/2012 Add new APA Analysis APA-2012-02 entitled Cutting Through the Tangled Web: An Information-Theoretic Perspective on Information Warfare by L.N. Brumley et al.
17/10/2012 Add conference presentation slides for Pacific Theater Air, Sea, Land Battle Concept: IO/EW/Cyber Operations International Conference Information Operations Institute and the Association of Old Crows covering E-Bombs vs. Pervasive Infrastructure Vulnerability.
07/10/2012 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0901 (Modern PLA Armoured Vehicles) with new content covering the Type 99 MBT and the Type 04 IFV.
04/10/2012 Add briefing slides on Russian Weapons Proliferation in Asia (Abstract), presented as topical seminar for Monash Asia Institute.
03/10/2012
Add Annex A to Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0402 NNIIRT 1L119 Nebo SVU / RLM-M Nebo M Assessing Russia's First Mobile VHF AESAs: Annex A 55Zh6ME Nebo M Self Propelled Radar System Components covering the multiband CVLO radar system. This is based on imagery from the first public display of this radar system.
18/08/2012 New Microwave Journal technical/longitudinal survey paper: Evolution of AESA Radar Technology @http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/17992-evolution-of-aesa-radar-technology
19/07/2012 New Joint Force Quarterly paper: Technological Strategy in the Age of Exponential Growth @ http://www.ndu.edu/press/technological-strategy.html
12/07/2012 Add Annex A to Photographic Essay APA-PE-2006-1201-A (Australian National Aviation Museum).
14/06/2012 News updates will be less frequent than daily for the coming two weeks.
09/06/2012 Relocated all home directory graphics files to new directories. This completes the current round of deep maintenance operations.
08/06/2012 Relocated all PDF files to new directories.
07/06/2012 Over coming days the APA website will be undergoing maintenance operations which may result in some images and PDF files being unavailable for minutes or hours. If you cannot access a JPEG or PDF file, please refresh your browser page, or return later. News updates will resume from today.
10/05/2012 Updated NOTAM #1 by Peter Goon (F-35A CTOL JSF: The Biggest Loser).
01/05/2012 Add new NOTAM #77 by Peter Goon (The ANZUS Treaty and Regional Air Superiority).
27/04/2012 Completed archived Strike Publications (1996 - 2007) and Aerospace Publications (1980 - 2004) articles HTML metadata updates and layout fixes. Fix Google Translate code and add PDF generator button.
24/04/2012 Completed Tech Report metadata updates. These are intended to improve search engine accuracy.
14/04/2012 Layout updates to media and home pages.
13/04/2012 Updated Photographic Essay APA-PE-2006-1201 (Australian National Aviation Museum).
10/04/2012 Add Technical Report APA-TR-2012-0402 (Advances in PLA-N Carrier Aviation).
07/04/2012 Revised page headers and footers, revised APA Analyses journal layout, revised Research page layout, add new Technical Reports page, formatting, layout and metadata updates to multiple technical reports; content updates to Technical Reports APA-TR-2008-0603 (Sukhoi Su-33 and Su-33UB Flanker D / Shenyang J-15 Flanker D), APA-TR-2008-0901 (Shenyang J-11B/BH/BS/BSH Flanker B/C+), APA-TR-2007-0702 (PLA-AF Airborne Early Warning & Control Programs); add new Technical Report APA-TR-2012-0401 (PLA-AF and PLA-N Flanker Variants).
01/04/2012 Multiple formatting, layout and metadata updates to APA Analyses journal. This was performed to improve search engine indexing, and provide consistent layouts across all journal papers. HTML abstract pages have been added to all PDF format papers (2005 - 2006) to improve search engine indexing.
27/03/2012 Add new NOTAMs #75 and #76 by Peter Goon (JSCFADT submissions).
14/03/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-0301 (Australian Warbirds / RAAF Point Cook and Avalon) by Wolf Cocklin.
08/03/2012 Add Technical Report APA-TR-2012-0302 (Moore's Law and Telephoto Imaging).
07/03/2012 Add Technical Report APA-TR-2012-0301 (Digital Versus Wet Film Photographic Imaging).
25/02/2012 Add new APA Analysis APA-2012-01 entitled Basing Infrastructure Considerations in the Defence of Australia's Indian Ocean Approaches by Dr C Kopp.
12/02/2012 Note for Australian visitors: Channel 10 is screening NCIS LA Episode 3.11 Higher Power on Monday, 13th February, 2011. APA Editor Dr Carlo Kopp was engaged as science advisor in the production of this episode which deals with E-Bombs.
09/02/2012 Updated Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-0101 (Australian Civil Aircraft); Briefings and Submissions; and Parliamentary Debate index pages with recent submissions.
03/02/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-0201 (Sukhoi/NAPO Su-34 Fullback / Production Aircraft at Lipetsk) by Vitaliy Kuzmin.
21/01/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-0103 (Operation Pharos / Cocos Islands 1944 - 1945).
16/01/2012 Update APA editor biography text and imagery.
12/01/2012 Update and expand Directed Energy Weapons  and Electromagnetic Bombs index page with extensive materials on Nuclear High-altitude Electro Magnetic Pulse (HEMP) effects.
11/01/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-0102 (Operation Hardtack and Fishbowl High Altitude Test Imagery [HEMP]).
10/01/2012 Add new E-Bomb Frequently Asked Questions page.
04/01/2012 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2012-0101 (Australian Civil Aircraft).
02/01/2012 Updated Military History Topics index page with additional imagery.


28/12/2011 Add new APA Analysis APA-2011-04 entitled Australia's Failing Defence Structure and Management Methodology by AIRCDRE E. J. Bushell AM, RAAF (Retd).
15/12/2011 APA Editor Dr Carlo Kopp engaged as science advisor to NCIS LA (CBS) television series, refer: Episode 3.11 Higher Power.
16/11/2011 Add multiple submissions by Air Commodore E.J. Bushell (retd) to Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee inquiry into Procurement procedures for Defence capital projects.
10/10/2011 Add March 2011 Defence Today journal articles entitled Airpower projection in Australia, East versus West: Divergent paths in air power, Chinese stealth and other fighters, Russian fighter technology accelerates, 90 years of Australian Air Power.
14/08/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0601 with Annex A (Defence Systems S-125-2M Pechora 2M) incorporating high quality imagery generously provided by Michael Jerdev.
09/08/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Reports APA-TR-2006-1202 (NIEMI/Antey 9K81/9K81-1/9K81M/MK  Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-12/SA-23 Giant/Gladiator), APA-TR-2009-0102 (Engagement and Fire Control Radars), and APA-TR-2009-0101 (Search and Acquisition Radars) with additional radar performance chart and details of S-300V4/VM configuration.
20/07/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0703 (96K6 Pantsir S1 / SA-22 Greyhound SPAAGM) with new acquisition radar equipped prototype image.
10/07/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0601 (Arming America’s Interceptors: The Hughes Falcon Missile Family) with Annex by LtCol Walt Bjorneby and multiple detail updates.
04/07/2011 Add new APA Analyses monograph APA-2011-03 (A Preliminary Assessment of Specular Radar Cross Section Performance in the Chengdu J-20 Prototype) by M.J. Pelosi and C. Kopp; add new NOTAM #74 (The Chengdu J-20: Peace in Our Time?) by WGCDR Chris Mills (Retd) and Peter Goon.
18/06/2011 Updated, expanded and retitled Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-A (S-300P/S-400/S-500 Air Defence System Vehicles) with additional imagery of new 77P6 self-propelled TEL.
16/06/2011 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0602 (Almaz-Antey S-500 Triumfator M Self Propelled Air / Missile Defence System / SA-X-NN / Самоходный Комплекс Противоракетной / Противосамолетной Обороны С-500 «Триумфатор-М»); updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0504 (NKMZ 40V6M/40V6MD Universal Mobile Mast; НКМЗ 40В6М/40В6МД Универсальная Передвижная Вышка) with new imagery by Michael Jerdev, covering the extended height 40V6MD variant transporters and new 40V6MT variant for S-500; Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-D (Russian and PLA Point Defence System Vehicles) section covering the BAZ-6909-019.
14/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0503 (Almaz-Antey 40R6 / S-400 Triumf Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-21; Самоходный Зенитный Ракетный  Комплекс 40Р6 / С-400 'Триумф'), Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-A (S-300P/S-400 Air Defence System Vehicles) with additional imagery of new 5P90S self-propelled TEL and 5T58-2 transporter provided generously by Vitaliy Kuzmin.
12/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0503 (Almaz-Antey 40R6 / S-400 Triumf Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-21; Самоходный Зенитный Ракетный  Комплекс 40Р6 / С-400 'Триумф'), Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-A (S-300P/S-400 Air Defence System Vehicles) with imagery of new 5P90S self-propelled TEL provided generously by Michael Jerdev.
10/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0106 (Boeing GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb I; Raytheon GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II) with new imagery and technical content.
06/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0502 (Almaz-Antey S-300PMU2 Favorit Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-20 Gargoyle) with new PLA imagery.
04/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2006-1202 (NIEMI/Antey 9K81/9K81-1/9K81M/MK  Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-12/SA-23 Giant/Gladiator) with further analysis, corrections, cutaway indices, and missile seeker performance chart; Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0702 (PLA-AF Airborne Early Warning & Control Programs) with new imagery; Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0802 (PLA Air to Air Missiles), Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0701 (Chengdu J-10) with new imagery from Zhuhai 2010; and Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0104 (PLA-AF and PLA-N Legacy Fighters) with multiple items of new high quality imagery from multiple sources.
03/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2006-1202 (NIEMI/Antey 9K81/9K81-1/9K81M/MK  Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-12/SA-23 Giant/Gladiator) with 9M82/82 missile drawings from the Russian language Soviet MoD Technical Order (ИЗДЕЛИЕ 9М82, Техническое описание, 9М82.0000 ТО, 1984) document.
01/06/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2006-1202 (NIEMI/Antey 9K81/9K81-1/9K81M/MK  Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-12/SA-23 Giant/Gladiator) with 9M82/82 missile internals description from the Russian language Soviet MoD Technical Order (ИЗДЕЛИЕ 9М82, Техническое описание, 9М82.0000 ТО, 1984) document.
31/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0801 (KBTochmash 9K35 Strela 10 Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-13 Gopher) with new imagery by Michael Jerdev, previously in Photographic Essay APA-PE-2011-0501.
30/05/2011 Add index page shortcut buttons for double digit SAM systems.
29/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-D (Russian and PLA Point Defence System Vehicles) section covering the MZKT-6922 vehicle; Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0701 (Tetraedr T38 “Stiletto” Short Range  Self Propelled Air Defence System); Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-A (S-300P/S-400 Air Defence System Vehicles) and Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0601 (Legacy Air Defence System Upgrades) with Milex 2011 imagery by Michael Jerdev; add new Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0601 (Arming America’s Interceptors: The Hughes Falcon Missile Family) by Sean O'Connor.
26/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0504 (NKMZ 40V6M/40V6MD Universal Mobile Mast; НКМЗ 40В6М/40В6МД Универсальная Передвижная Вышка) with new imagery by Michael Jerdev, covering the extended height 40V6MD variant; add further 9M96E/E2 material to Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0503 (Almaz-Antey 40R6 / S-400 Triumf Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-21; Самоходный Зенитный Ракетный  Комплекс 40Р6 / С-400 'Триумф').
25/05/2011 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2011-0501 (S-300V: 202nd Air Defence Brigade) by Michael Jerdev, covering S-300V / SA-12 Giant/Gladiator operations.
21/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2006-1202 (NIEMI/Antey 9K81/9K81-1/9K81M/MK  Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-12/SA-23 Giant/Gladiator) with additional imagery, and comparative analyses.
20/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Reports  APA-TR-2009-0502 (Almaz-Antey S-300PMU2 Favorit Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-20 Gargoyle) and APA-TR-2008-0601 (SAM System Mobility / Russian and PLA Air Defence System Vehicles) with new imagery and detail updates.
19/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0703 (96K6 Pantsir S1 / SA-22 Greyhound SPAAGM) with new imagery and detail updates; updated Technical Report APA-TR-2006-1202 (NIEMI/Antey 9K81/9K81-1/9K81M/MK  Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-12/SA-23 Giant/Gladiator).
15/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-A (S-300P/S-400 Air Defence System Vehicles) with new imagery and most recent updates on the S-400 program.
14/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0503 (Almaz-Antey 40R6 / S-400 Triumf Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-21; Самоходный Зенитный Ракетный  Комплекс 40Р6 / С-400 'Триумф') with new imagery and most recent updates on the S-400 program.
09/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-D (Russian and PLA Point Defence System Vehicles) section covering the MZKT-6922 vehicle.
08/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0504 (NKMZ 40V6M/40V6MD Universal Mobile Mast; НКМЗ 40В6М/40В6МД Универсальная Передвижная Вышка) with new imagery and section discussing Soviet elevating platforms for radar deployment.
07/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0706 (NIIP 9K37/9K37M1/9K317 Buk M1/M2 Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-11/17 Gadfly/Grizzly).
06/05/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0705 (Kupol 9K330/9K331/9K332 Tor M/M1/M2 / Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-15 Gauntlet).
04/05/2011
Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2004-1001 (76N6 Clam Shell Low Altitude Acquisition Radar), Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0102 (Engagement and Fire Control Radars), and Technical Report APA-TR-2006-1201 (Almaz S-300P/PT/PS/PMU/PMU1/PMU2; Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf; SA-10/20/21 Grumble/Gargoyle) with new 5N63 Flap Lid A and 5N66M Clam Shell imagery by Said Aminov.
19/04/2011 Updated and expanded Photographic Essay APA-PE-2010-0401 (Australian Military Vehicles).
10/04/2011 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2004-1001 (76N6 Clam Shell Low Altitude Acquisition Radar).
01/04/2011 Add new Photographic Essay APA-PE-2011-0101 (Fighter Gallery) by Jeroen Oude Wolbers.
31/03/2011 Add 2008 - 2010 Defence Today journal articles entitled Identification underwater with towed array sonar, Evolving Naval Antiship Weapons Threat, Evolving Shipboard Air and Missile Defence Systems, Modern Laser Guided Bombs Close Air Support in COIN Operations, Soviet Heavy Lift HelicoptersEvolving Weapons and Sensors for Rotary Wing Platforms, New Rotary Wing Technologies, Technological Impact on Close Air Support, Artillery in the Digital Age, Hardening Land Force Vehicles, Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar Futures,  Advanced ISR for Land Warfare, UAVs versus Manned LRMP Platforms, Evolving ASW Sensor Technology, Evolution of Guided Torpedoes, Air Independent Propulsion - Now a Necessity, Sukhoi Fighters Evolve Potent CapabilityRussian Strategy to Defeat US Air Power, Operation Igloo White.
26/03/2011 Updated Wedgetail AEW&C Antennas page with A30-003 and ZH107 imagery, expanded to form Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0301; updated WW2 analysis to form Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0302 (The Dawn of the Smart Bomb).
28/02/2011 Updated APA Analysis APA-2011-01 Assessing PLA Underground Air Basing Capability with Albanian hangar tunnel layouts, and a new Annex C.3 containing detail imagery of various external blast door arrangements employed.
23/02/2011 Add new APA Analysis APA-2011-02 entitled An Analysis of Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects Management and What Needs to be Fixed by AIRCDRE E. J. Bushell AM, RAAF (Retd); Add new NOTAM entitled Defence Materiel Organisation Probability of Failure: Pfail = 1.0; Updated APA Analysis APA-2011-01 Assessing PLA Underground Air Basing Capability with additional imagery from Gjadër / Lezhë-Zadrima AB in Albania.
16/02/2011 Add new NOTAM entitled F-35, F-22 and B-2 vs China's Underground Airbases: Everything Old is New Again by WGCDR Chris Mills, RAAF (Retd); Add new APA Analysis APA-2011-01 entitled Assessing PLA Underground Air Basing Capability by Sean O'Connor and Dr Carlo Kopp.
06/02/2011 Updated the Soviet Surface to Air Missile System Simulator page to reflect the recent addition of the SA-4 Ganef and SA-5 Gammon. APA highly recommends this tool, as it provides a realistic representation of the challenging operator interfaces on the systems.
24/01/2011 Add new NOTAM entitled J-20 Stealth Fighter: China's First Strike Weapon by WGCDR Chris Mills, RAAF (Retd); updated Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0103 (People's Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Air Arm Air Base Infrastructure) with additional Under Ground Hangar equipped airfields [now 29 identified].
19/01/2011 Add new F-22 index page imagery generously provided by new APA contributor Jeroen Oude Wolbers; updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0808 (PLA Guided Bombs) with additional imagery, new LS-6 variants, GB1 and FT-6 weapons.
17/01/2011 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0901 (CPMIEC HQ-7/FM-90 / CSA-5 Sino-Crotale) and Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0705 (XAC (Xian) H-6 Badger) with new imagery.
15/01/2011 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0103 (People's Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Air Arm
Air Base Infrastructure
) layout and maps;
updated Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0101 (Chengdu J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter Prototype; A Preliminary Assessment) and NOTAM #70 The Strategic Impact of China's J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter with combat radius maps.
13/01/2011 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0101 (Chengdu J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter Prototype; A Preliminary Assessmentwith additional high resolution imagery.
12/01/2011 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0101 (Chengdu J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter Prototype; A Preliminary Assessment) and NOTAM #70 The Strategic Impact of China's J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter with additional high resolution imagery.
11/01/2011 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0101 (Chengdu J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter Prototype; A Preliminary Assessment) with additional imagery.
09/01/2011 Add new NOTAM entitled The Strategic Impact of China's J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter.
08/01/2011 Add expanded and reorganised toolbars to all HTML pages.
05/01/2011 Update home page shortcut buttons. Provide public access shortcut button to Members’ Area.
03/01/2011 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2011-0101 (Chengdu J-XX [J-20] Stealth Fighter Prototype; A Preliminary Assessment) by Carlo Kopp and Peter Goon. A more detailed analysis will be published at a future date.
01/01/2011 Updated notices and archived notices pages.


31/12/2010 Add new APA Analysis APA-2010-03 entitled The Widespread Consequences of Outsourcing by AIRCDRE E. J. Bushell AM, RAAF (Retd), new APA Analysis APA-2010-04 entitled Assessing the Impact of Exponential Growth Laws on Future Combat Aircraft Design by Dr Carlo Kopp, SMIEEE, SMAIAA, PEng, and new NOTAM entitled What China's New Stealth Fighter Means for the F-35 JSF and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by WGCDR Chris Mills, RAAF (Retd). Happy New Year from the APA team!
16/12/2010 Rehost and update 1992 P-38 analysis as Technical Report APA-TR-2010-1201 (Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - Assessing the Lockheed P-38 Lightning).
13/12/2010 Add new NOTAM entitled Fast Forward ‘Fast Transients’: John Boyd, the F-22 and F-35 in 2016 by WGCDR Chris Mills, RAAF (Retd).
11/12/2010 New IO Journal paper entitled Exponential Growth Laws in Basic Technology and Capability Surprise; add link to IO Journal paper entitled The Four Strategies of Information Warfare and Their Applications.
05/12/2010 Add new topical index to JSF Index Page; apply new layout to F-22 Index Page.
03/12/2010 New layout introduced for APA Analyses peer reviewed journal.
02/12/2010 Add new APA Analysis paper A Strategic Assessment of PLA Theatre Missile and ASAT Capabilities by Dr Martin Andrew, RAAF (Retd)
01/12/2010 Add multiple links to Directed Energy Weapons  and Electromagnetic Bombs index page.
07/11/2010 Updated index page metadata.
19/10/2010 Add new NOTAM F-35 JSF: Can It Meet Canada's Needs?; add further materials to Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0102 (5N62 Square Pair).
13/10/2010 Extensive updates to Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0603 (S-200VE Vega / SA-5 Gammon) and Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0102 (5N62 Square Pair), with thanks to the Free SAM Simulator project for the generous provision of previously unpublished  imagery; add new APA Funding page.
09/10/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-1001 (Surface to Air Missile Effectiveness in Past Conflicts); add Defence Today articles entitled Modern Satellite Navigation Aided Weapons; Proliferation of Advanced Air Defence Systems; SAM System Mobility; Smart Bombs in Vietnam; Sukhoi’s Su-35S - not your father’s Flanker; Defeating Improvised Explosive Devices; Lifelong learning in the Information Age.
06/10/2010 Updated Australian National Aviation Museum page with September, 2010, high resolution imagery.
04/10/2010 Add new NOTAM F-111: Deadly Strike-Fighter to be Trashed by WGCDR Chris Mills, RAAF (Retd).
07/09/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0901 (CPMIEC HQ-7/FM-80 / CSA-4 Sino-Crotale, CPMIEC HQ-7/FM-90 / CSA-5 Sino-Crotale Self Propelled Air Defence Systems).
30/08/2010 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0803 (PLA Cruise Missiles / PLA Air - Surface Missiles) with new KD-88 imagery; Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0901 (Shenyang J-11B Flanker B+) with J-11B imagery; Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0802 (PLA Air to Air Missiles) with new PL-8 and PL-12 imagery.
29/08/2010 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-1103 (CPMIEC HQ-9 / HHQ-9 / FD-2000 / FT-2000 Self Propelled Air Defence System) with new high quality imagery of TEL design, and additional technical discussion.
28/08/2010 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0301 (PLA Mechanised Infantry Division Air Defence Systems / PLA Point Defence Systems) with LD-2000, ZPU-2, ZPU-4 materials.
22/08/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0802 (PLA Ballistic Missiles) by Sean O'Connor; updated Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0107 (Chengdu J-10) with new J-10B imagery.
21/08/2010 Add new historical photoessay  CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson / CVW-15; updated Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0901 (Modern PLA Armoured Vehicles).
15/08/2010 Updated Soviet/Russian Bomber Footage page.
08/08/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0801 (Tropospheric Scatter Communications Systems).
02/08/2010 Updated and expanded Technical Reports APA-TR-2009-0703 (96K6 Pantsir S1 / SA-22 SPAAGM) and APA-TR-2009-0102 (Engagement and Fire Control Radars) with detailed technical material on all  96K6 /  SA-22 radar components and new missiles, and additional images.
27/07/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0701 (Tetraedr T38 “Stiletto” Short Range Self Propelled Air Defence System); updated Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-D with MZKT-69222 vehicle.
25/07/2010 Updated Russian SAM/AAA multimedia page with new SA-22 SPAAGM and S-500 footage; updated Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601 (SAM System Mobility) and Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-D (Russian and PLA Point Defence System Vehicles).
24/07/2010 Updated Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0703 (96K6 Pantsir S1 / SA-22 SPAAGM) with additional imagery and technical content, including new BAZ-6909 host vehicle; add new historical photoessay Monino Central VVS Museum Transports, Helicopters and ISR by Paul Cropper; updated Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0503 with new  CETC DWL002 Passive Detection System.
22/07/2010 Add new historical photoessay  Monino Central VVS Museum Bomber Aircraft by Paul Cropper.
21/07/2010 Add new historical photoessay  Monino Central VVS Museum Fighter and Attack Aircraft by Paul Cropper.
17/07/2010 Add new NOTAMs  Reassessing Iran's Air Defences and Is the JSF Affordable? An Australian’s Perspective; imagery updates to F/A-18A; AIM-9M; RAAF F/RF-111A/C/G.
13/07/2010 Add new historical photoessay Cold War Air Power - A Pacific Perspective; add additional APA Desktops.
09/07/2010 Add new NOTAM F-35 JSF Program: When is “Affordability” Not? by Peter Goon; miscellaneous new imagery added: KC-135R; F/A-18A; AIM-9M; Python 4; ASRAAM and other; layout updates.
08/07/2010 Updated Moorabbin Museum photoessay with additional new imagery.
05/07/2010 Add new NOTAM How? The Deadly Question for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by WGCDR Chris Mills (Retd); updated Anatomy of the Tacjammer with new imagery.
03/07/2010 Updated Longbow Apache flight report; Moorabbin Museum photoessay with new imagery.
01/07/2010 Updated 1990 RAAF 707-338C tanker analysis; Flying the Pilatus PC-9/A and 1991 RAAF Flight Training analysis  with new imagery.
20/06/2010 Add new historical photoessay detailing CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk / CVW-15.
10/06/2010 Updated 1991 flight report Flying the Pilatus PC-9/A with new imagery and rehosted on APA site.
04/06/2010 Add new photoessay detailing the RAAF F/RF-111A/C/G between 1983 and 2009.
02/06/2010 Add new APA Desktop series.
20/05/2010 Add new historical photoessay detailing CV-41 USS Midway / CVW-5. This is the first in a planned series; updated PAK-FA Multimedia page with latest footage.
29/04/2010 Add new page detailing Wedgetail AEW&C Antennas.
12/04/2010 Add new Australian Military Vehicles page; update Aerial Refuelling and Air Lift index page with additional imagery.
06/04/2010 CFP - Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference 2010 - Australia 
30/03/2010 Add new NOTAM Why the F-22 and the PAK-FA have the “Right Stuff” and why the F/A-18 and the F-35 do not by WGCDR Chris Mills (Retd) and Peter Goon.
24/03/2010 Add new NOTAM F-35 JSF: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Do No Good by AVM B J Graf, RAAF (Retd).
15/03/2010 Add links to new JFQ / Q2 2010 paper Evolving Technological Strategy in Advanced Air Defense Systems [Index]
10/03/2010 Add new Sukhoi PAK-FA Imagery and Multimedia page.
28/02/2010 Updated APA-TR-2009-0503, APA-TR-2007-0901, APA-TR-2009-0102 and APA-TR-2006-1201 with new S-400 / SA-21 imagery generously provided by Yevgeniy Yerokhin of Missiles.ru.
23/02/2010 Add new NOTAM PAK-FA, F-35, F-22 and “Capability Surprise” by Chris Mills and Peter Goon.
21/02/2010 Updated navigation page.
19/02/2010 Revised Media page layout and hot topics index; minor updates to PLA AFV page.
16/02/2010 Revised Flanker index page, which becomes now the index page for both the Flanker and PAK-FA fighters; updated Raptor index page.
15/02/2010 Add new PAK-FA APA Analysis paper and PAK-FA NOTAM.
13/02/2010 Add new APA NOTAMS.
02/02/2010 T-50 PAK-FA: APA has received a large number of email queries asking the question: “when will an analysis of the PAK-FA be published?” A Technical Report analysing the PAK-FA is currently in development. The importance of this program is such that APA will not be releasing this  TR until the analysis is properly completed, and a robust and thorough report can be produced. Visitors interested in the strategic and operational implications of the PAK-FA might consider reading the following 2009 NOTAMs: When America’s Stealth Monopoly Ends, What's Next? and Air Combat: Russia’s PAK-FA versus the F-22 and F-35; and the 2009 Technical Report update covering the Tikhomirov NIIP PAK-FA AESA radar. All indications at this time are that the conclusions of the two 2009 NOTAMs will firmly hold, although PAK-FA is more capable in many respects than previously expected.
18/01/2010 Updated navigation page, formatting adjustments to various pages.
16/01/2010 Revised standard HTML page trailer, including Google Translate multilingual toolbar widget; this update is due to frequent requests from non-English speaking visitors.
12/01/2010 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0503  (40N6 / S-400 Triumf Self Propelled Air Defence System / SA-21 ); updated above and Technical Reports APA-TR-2009-0502  (S-300PMU2 Favorit / SA-20 Gargoyle) and APA-TR-2008-0602 (Warsaw Pact / Russian Air Defence Command Posts) with high quality images provided by Miroslav Gyűrösi.
11/01/2010 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0502  (S-300PMU2 Favorit / SA-20 Gargoyle).
10/01/2010 Updated and expanded Technical Report APA-TR-2008-0601-A (S-300P/S-400 Air Defence System Vehicles).
09/01/2010 Updated Technical Reports APA-TR-2009-1103 (CPMIEC HQ-9 / HHQ-9 / FD-2000 / FT-2000 Self Propelled Air Defence System) and APA-TR-2009-1201 (HQ-9 and HQ-12 SAM System Battery Radars) with CCTV7 stills.
08/01/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0103 (Strategic SAM Deployment in Syria) by Sean O'Connor.
07/01/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0102 (Strategic SAM Deployment in Iran) by Sean O'Connor.
04/01/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2009-1205-B (Soviet/Russian SAM Site Configuration Part 2: S-300P/S-400 / SA-10/20/21, S-300V/SA-12, 2K11/SA-4, 2K12/SA-6, 9K37/317/SA-11/17) by Sean O'Connor; updated Technical Reports APA-TR-2009-1201 (HQ-9 and HQ-12 SAM System Battery Radars) and APA-TR-2009-0103 (PLA Air Defence Radars) with JY-29/LSS-1; updated Technical Report APA-TR-2009-0702 (S-75 / SA-2 Guideline) with additional images provided by Miroslav Gyűrösi.
03/01/2010 Add new Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0101 (The Soviet Fractional Orbital Bombardment System Program) by Miroslav Gyűrösi.
02/01/2010 Add new index page covering Ballistic Missiles and Missile Defence topics; merge legacy policy index page with strategy index page; revise header and footer toolbars. This change reflects increasing interest in missile defence related topics.






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