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

Aussie Politicians Get to Experience LIfe on Deployment

03/29/2020By Captain Jarrad Baldwin Three Australian politicians recently experienced what life is like for deployed Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in the Middle East region (MER). Federal Member of Parliament… Read more »

USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk In Support of U.S. Coronavirus Response

03/28/2020NORFOLK, Va. (March 28, 2020) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk, Va. March 28, 2020. Comfort is deploying in support of the… Read more »

French Arms Firms Grapple With Virus Lock Down

03/25/2020By Pierre Tran Paris – French arms companies have taken major steps following a national lock down ordered last week against the coronavirus, with some factories closed or cutting back,… Read more »

The View from the Hill: The UK in the COVID-19 Pandemic

03/24/2020By Kenneth Maxwell I am quarantined on my hill in Devon. The British Media had been celebrating the “Dunkirk” spirit. The British Prime Minister, the old Etonian, Alexander Boris de… Read more »

The New Australian Offshore Patrol Vessel: Its Impact in the Perspective of Vice Admiral (Retired) Tim Barrett

03/23/2020By Robbin Laird The first time I met Vice Admiral (Retired) Tim Barrett was at the 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar in which he addressed the evolving role of the Australian… Read more »

France Sails Helicopter Carrier on Medical Mission

03/23/2020By Pierre Tran Paris – The French navy sailed a helicopter carrier to the Mediterranean island of Corsica to pick up patients hit by the coronavirus infection, the armed forces… Read more »
In Briefs

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Year in Review: 2019

03/30/2020The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is a scientific and engineering command dedicated to research that drives innovative advances for the Navy and Marine Corps from the seafloor to space… Read more »

Inside USNS Mercy

03/29/2020Video package of the inside of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) March 28. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a… Read more »

USNS Mercy Pulls Into Port of Los Angeles

03/28/2020Video package of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as it prepares to pull in the Port of Los Angeles March 27. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s… Read more »

Blue Small UAS at Seymour Johnson Air Base

03/27/2020TSgt Kyle Lawrence, 4th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, conducts the first test flight for the Blue small unmanned aerial system, also known as sUAS, at Seymour Johnson Air Force… Read more »

79th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron

03/25/2020U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 79th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron aboard a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II conduct aerial refueling and combat search and rescue training with… Read more »

USS America Operations in East China Sea 2

03/23/2020F-35B Lighting IIs assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct flight ops with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6.… Read more »

USS America Operations in East China Sea

03/20/2020MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 conduct flight ops with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of… Read more »