SLD Special Reports

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Integrated Distributed Force

05/09/2022On March 24, 2022, the Williams Foundation held its first of two seminars to be held this year. The seminar was the latest in a series of seminars which started in 2014, and have been focused on the evolution of the ADF to deal with the evolving threats and challenges facing Australia, and its core… Download PDF Now »
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FARPs, Fuel and Expeditionary Basing

05/09/2022By Robbin Laird During my recent visit to MAWTS-1 in April 2022, I had a chance to talk with SSgt Kyle Coutts, a specialist on fuels and providing fuel to… Read more »

Turkey as Major Player in Armed Drones

05/05/2022By James Jeffrey Once better known for its distinctive style of making potent coffee and its gelatinous confectionary cubes called Turkish Delight, these days Turkey is making a name for… Read more »

CH-53K Achieves IOC: First Deployments for 2024

05/02/2022According to a story published by the USMC written by Maj. Jorge Hernandez and published on April 25, 2022: Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. Mark Wise announced the Marine… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for French Defense Industry: The Perspective of the Chairman of GIFAS

05/01/2022By Pierre Tran Paris – There are difficulties in reaching an industrial agreement to build a technology demonstrator for a future European fighter jet, Guillaume Faury, chairman of the Gifas… Read more »

Accelerating the Transition to a Networked, Integrated Force: A Defense Industrial Perspective

04/26/2022By Robbin Laird Three representatives of the defense industry provided their perspectives on the way ahead for the networked integrated force at the Williams Foundation seminar on March 24, 2022.… Read more »

ADF Perspectives on the Way Ahead for the Networked Integrated Force

04/25/2022By Robbin Laird At the March 24, 2022 Williams Foundation Seminar on the networked integrated force, six ADF officers provided insights with regard to the way ahead for the ADF… Read more »
In Briefs

Training for Distributed STOVL Operations: WTI 2-22

05/19/2022U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), utilize bulk fuel equipment shown to conduct a ground refuel during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22,… Read more »

Emergency Arresting Gear System Training: WTI-2-22

05/17/2022U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexandra Mendezmanzo, an expeditionary airfield systems technician from Coachella, California, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), operates an emergency arresting gear… Read more »

Training for FARP Operations: WTI-2-22

05/09/2022U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, at… Read more »

Training to Provide High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Fire Support: WTI-2-22

05/08/2022U.S. Marines assigned to Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, fire an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, near… Read more »

Long-Range Force Insertion Training: WTI-2-22

05/05/2022A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), is prepared for takeoff after a refuel during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-22,… Read more »

Exercise Agile Tiger (2)

05/04/2022Members of Team Whiteman hot pit refuel B-2 Spirits and launch A-10 Thunderbolt IIs as part of Exercise Agile Tiger, April 5, 2022, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. 04.05.2022 Video… Read more »

Raid Training: WTI-2-22

05/03/20221Y Venom aircraft, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, at K-9 Village, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, April 2, 2022. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine… Read more »
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The AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopter

05/17/2022The AH-1Z Viper is the Marine Corps’ primary rotor-wing ground attack aircraft. The AH-1Z attack helicopter provides rotary wing close air support, anti-armor, armed escort, armed visual reconnaissance and fire… Read more »
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