SLD Special Reports

Fifth-Generation Enabled Military Transformation: Australia, the UK and Shaping a Way Ahead

06/13/2019Australia and the UK are located in very different parts of the world. But both face significant challenges from a regional power with global reach. And both are reshaping their militaries to face the strategic shift from the land wars to full spectrum crisis management. Each has a different trajectory but through the common acquisition… Download PDF Now »
Whats New

SDB1 Arrives for the RAAF’s F-35s

08/18/2019By Sergeant Max Bree and Corporal Mark Carter Bombing capacity of F-35As has quadrupled with the arrival of small diameter bombs introduced to No. 3 Squadron in June. The GBU-39/B Small… Read more »

Western Australia Indo-Pacific Conference 2019: The Australian Defence Minister Sets Out Long Term Goals

08/17/2019The WA Indo-Pacific Defence conference is the flagship defence industry and defence issues conference. This year’s conference examined topics such as; ‘Partnership roles’, ‘industry support for the changing operational environment’,… Read more »

NATO Hub South

08/17/2019With the Southern flank of NATO and indeed Southern Europe in a period of significant change even upheaval, one adaptation by NATO to the situation has been to set up… Read more »

Battle Group Lion

08/10/2019Battle Group Lion’s four-week Warfighter exercise has culminated with an impressive display of live-fire action at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, 1 June to 3 July 2019. Led by the 1st… Read more »

The 11th Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Georgia

08/10/2019The Norwegian government recently underscored the anniversary of the Russian seizure of part of the independent nation of Georgia. According to a Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs article published on… Read more »

NATO Sec Gen Visits Australia

08/10/2019Recently, the Secretary General of NATO visited Australia. The visit followed one by the US Secretaries of Defense and of State. Australia has expanded its reach with its new air… Read more »
In Briefs

Cobra Gold 2019

08/19/2019Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, visited Thailand to help our allies and partners close out multi-lateral training. Cobra Gold, in its 38th iteration, is designed to advance… Read more »


08/17/2019Marine and naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Great Britain and the United States kicked off UNITAS LX, an annual multinational exercise kicking off… Read more »

Celebrating the Birthday of the 101st Airborne Division

08/17/2019This video was made to celebrate the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) birthday August 16, 2019. FORT CAMPBELL, KY, UNITED STATES 08.09.2019 Video by Spc. Jeremy Lewis 40th Public Affairs… Read more »

JBLE Air Traffic Controller Mission

08/14/2019A JBLE Air Traffic Controller shares his story of why ATC is important to the mission and what they do every day to make the mission happen. VA, UNITED STATES… Read more »

Task Force Barrier

08/12/2019Looking west from the U.S. side of the international border (center of the Rio Grande River bed), where a border crossing goes over the completed El Paso 4-mile border barrier… Read more »

HMAS Canberra Returns Home

08/11/2019HMAS Canberra and her ship’s company returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney from their 6 month deployment on the 2 August 2019 Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO,… Read more »

Australian-US Ministerial Meetings

08/10/2019The Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne hosted the United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper… Read more »