SLD Special Reports

Report from the International Fighter Conference 2018: Perspectives on the Way Ahead with Airpower Modernization

11/28/2018This year’s International Fighter Conference held in Berlin provided a chance for the participants and the attendees to focus on the role of fighters in what we have been calling the strategic shift, namely, the shift from the land wars to operating in higher intensity operations against peer competitors. It is clear that combat capabilities… Download PDF Now »
Whats New

Algerian Kilo Class Submarines

01/21/2019By defenceWeb The Algerian Navy has commissioned into service two new Kilo class submarines delivered from Russia, the Ouarsenis and Hoggar. The vessels were commissioned on 9 January at the… Read more »

Rafales in Reunion for Training

01/20/2019By Guy Martin The French Air Force has sent two Dassault Rafale fighter jets to the island of Reunion for training. The aircraft landed at Gillot Air Force Base on… Read more »

Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self Reliance: Crafting a Strategic Capability

01/14/2019On April 11, 2018, the Williams Foundation will hold its latest seminar on shaping 21st deterrence capabilities. The seminar will be held in Canberra, Australia from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM… Read more »

Avalon Airshow 2019: The Role of Victorian Industry in the F-35

01/12/2019Victorian industry in Australia is playing a key role in the Australian F-35 program, both in supporting their own jets and the global enterprise. In  recent Defence Connect article by… Read more »

HMS Duncan: Warship at Sea

01/09/2019HMS Duncan, the sixth and most modern Type 45 destroyer, was the most complete at launch in October 2010. She is the first of the Type 45 class to be… Read more »

First Australian Aegis Destroyer Integrates with US Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability

01/08/2019By Robbin Laird I visited the HMAS Hobart at Fleet Base East prior to its time conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the US Navy off of the West Coast… Read more »
In Briefs


01/21/2019U.S. Marines attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, conduct a a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise at an undisclosed location, Southeast Asia, Dec.… Read more »

EUCOM Year in Review

01/19/2019EUCOM Year in Review STUTTGART, BW, GERMANY 12.11.2018 Video by Senior Airman Nick Emerick  Defense Media Activity      Read more »

USAF and Directed Energy

01/16/2019Air force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation conduct an experiment looking at the use of lasers and high-powered microwave against small unmanned systems. WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES… Read more »

HMAS Ballarat Completes First Patrol

01/14/2019In an article by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald and published by the Royal Australian Navy on December 15, 2018, the HMAS Ballarat completion of its first patrol in the Middle East was discussed.… Read more »

One Mean Aircraft

01/12/2019The F-35C Lightning II is the Navy’s aircraft carrier version of the new joint strike fighter now in the hands of a select few naval aviators.  One pilot tells us… Read more »

Directed Energy Solutions for Counter-UAS

01/11/2019Air Force experimentation on White Sands Missile Range with the use of high-powered microwave and laser systems to shoot down small unmanned aircraft. WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES… Read more »