SLD Special Reports

The 11 April 2024 Sir Richard Williams Seminar: The Multi-Domain Requirements of an Australian Defence Strategy

05/12/2024 The first of two seminars of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation in 2024 was held on 11 April 2024 at the National Gallery of Australia. The seminar was entitled, The Multi-Domain Requirements of an Australian Maritime Strategy and the aim of the seminar was identified as follows: “To examine the enduring and emerging multi-domain requirements… Download PDF Now »
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Eurosatory 2024: The Evolution of Land Warfare as the Wars in Ukraine and Gaza Rage On

06/28/2024 By Pierre Tran VILLEPINTE, France – There was something for everybody at Eurosatory, a trade show for land weapons and air-ground combat, which closed June 21. Above all, there was… Read more »

The CH-53K Moves to Yuma: The Future is Now

06/23/2024 By Robbin Laird On June 7, 2024, the CH-53K moved from the VMX-1 detachment at New River to join the core of the unit which is located at Yuma. This… Read more »

How to Shape a National Security and Defence Strategy for Australia: The Perspective of John Blaxland

06/20/2024 By Robbin Laird RSL Australia has recently released a paper by John Blaxland of the Australian National University which underscores the need for a broader Australian national defence strategy rather… Read more »

Ukraine War Underscores Need for Sustained Investments in U.S. Air Superiority

06/19/2024 By Richard Weitz The Ukraine War and other recent conflicts highlight the imperative of preserving U.S. air superiority. Ukraine demonstrates the challenges militaries face when they do not enjoy air… Read more »

The French and the Mirage 2000-5-MICA Package to Ukraine

06/17/2024 By Pierre Tran Paris – The Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet may be “an old bird,” but there was a large supply of spare parts, which will be a “big advantage”… Read more »

Snap Elections and Fighters to Ukraine: President Macron Tosses a Rock into the Pond of European Politics

06/12/2024 By Pierre Tran Paris – A surprise announcement from president Emmanuel Macron of the sale of the Dassault Aviation Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet to Ukraine has sparked political controversy and… Read more »
In Briefs

Nordic Response 24

07/17/2024 U.S. Marine Corps Major General Robert B. Sofge Jr., commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, speaks about the significance of Nordic Response 24 in Oslo, Norway, Mar. 6,… Read more »

Assault Support Tactics 4 -During WTI 2-24

07/15/2024 U.S. Marines, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, debrief after conducting a Forward Arming and Refueling Point exercise during Assault Support Tactics 4 as part of Weapons… Read more »


07/12/2024 Task Force demonstration executing aerial refueling, close air support, ground support, and landing drills during Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s 45th Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2024.… Read more »

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni hosts 45th annual Friendship Day

07/10/2024 Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni hosts the 45th Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2024. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has held a Friendship Day open house to foster… Read more »

VMFA-542 arrives in Norway for Exercise Nordic Response 24.

07/08/2024 U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 542, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, land in preparation for Exercise Nordic Response 24 in Norway, Feb. 16,… Read more »

Inside The Largest U.S. Icebreaker

07/05/2024 Coast Guard Cutter Healy is the Coast Guard’s largest vessel and one of only two U.S. icebreakers able to operate in the frigid polar regions. As these areas change the… Read more »

Osprey Returns to Sea

07/03/2024 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 27, 2024) MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the “Blue Knights” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (REIN), perform operations on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault… Read more »

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VMM-268 Marines “Down Under”

06/29/2024 U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 24.3, land an MV-22B Osprey on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide (LO1) as part of… Read more »
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