SLD Special Reports

The 21st Century Fighting Navy: Shaping a Way Ahead

02/12/2020This Special Report focuses on how the US Navy is reshaping its capabilities for the 21st century fight and the key role which Naval Aviation is playing in this transformation. Download PDF Now »
Whats New

French Minister Sees German Approval Soon for Fighter Jet Project

02/09/2020By Pierre Tran Paris French armed forces minister Florence Parly recently highlighted the decisive role of the German Bundestag parliament in launching a Franco-German project for a technology demonstrator for… Read more »

Maiden Landing of Indian LCA Aircraft onboard Indian Aircraft Carrier

02/09/2020By India Strategic New Delhi. After completing extensive trials on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) did asuccessful arrested landing onboard INS Vikramaditya… Read more »

Shaping an Australian Navy Approach to Maritime Remotes, Artificial Intelligence and Combat Grids

02/03/2020By Robbin Laird During my visit to Australia last October, I had a chance to talk to a number of people about the evolving approach in Australia to maritime remotes… Read more »

The Sally B in Denmark in 2019

01/31/2020By Elly Sallingboe The Sally B returned to Denmark in August 2019. Being a Dane, I was very exited about bringing Sally B to my home country, and I was in no way… Read more »

USS Gerald R. Ford Flight Operations: January 2020

01/30/2020The USS Gerald R. Ford is conducting Aircraft Compatibility Testing or ACT off the East Coast of the United States this month. According to an article published by the US… Read more »

India Adds New Capability for Indian Ocean Defense

01/30/2020By Jimmy Bhatia New Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria formally inducted the first BrahMos-capable… Read more »
In Briefs

RAF Lakenheath: 2019 In Review

02/14/2020Here’s a compilation of all our hard work from 2019, from unrivaled air refueling to our professional, disciplined Airmen who make it happen each day. We turned a whole year… Read more »

158th Fighter Wing trains in Florida

02/13/2020Over 100 Airmen assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing depart for training known as South Lightning at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, from the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South… Read more »

Aero Med Evacuation History

02/12/2020Achievements in aerospace medical capabilities and advances in aeromedical evacuation have transformed the Air Force Medical Service into a world-class operation for service members ill or injured in wartime. See… Read more »

Fifth Gen Aircraft Arrive for Singapore Air Show

02/11/2020Two F-22 Raptors from the Hawaii Air National Guard and two F-35B Lightning II’s with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 land at Changi Air Base East, Republic of Singapore, Feb.… Read more »

C17 Maintenance

02/10/2020Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs perform several missions throughout the world to include combat and presidential support, training and humanitarian missions. As time goes on, aircraft need to be… Read more »

JADM Training: USMC F-35s

02/07/2020Aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 drop two 1000lb Joint Direct Attack Munitions at Townsend Bombing Range (TBR), Georgia, on December 30, 2019. As part of their training… Read more »

1st MEF and New ACV

02/05/2020U.S. Marines with Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, operate new Amphibious Combat Vehicles along the beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 18,… Read more »