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The Nordics and the Strategic Shift

05/25/2018The Russian seizure of Crimea and other aspects of its global activism have had a significant effect on the Nordics. The Nordics are working mores closely together to deal with the strategic shift.  And they are adding new capabilities to shape a more effective approach to crisis management and deterrence in depth. Download PDF Now »
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NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One Works in Norwegian Waters: August 2018

08/18/2018One of NATO’s naval groups visited Trondheim on Friday (10 August 2018), and from there it will go on to search for sea mines dating back to World War II.… Read more »

Modernizing the Egyptian Fleet: Adding the Meko Frigate?

08/13/2018By defenceWeb Egypt is considering purchasing two Meko A200 frigates from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) as discussions with France’s Naval Group on the acquisition of further Gowind corvettes grinds… Read more »

The SCALP Missile for Egypt: The ITAR Barrier

08/11/2018By defenceWeb France is looking for a way around the United States’ blocking of Scalp cruise missile technology for Egypt, and is exploring the possibility of replacing American components with… Read more »

UAV Market Growing: Projected $25 Billion by 2023

08/11/2018by defenceWeb The global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, is anticipated to reach $25 billion by the end of 2023, witnessing a compound annual growth rate of… Read more »

Visiting HMAS Hobart: A Key Building Block in the Remaking of the Royal Australian Navy

08/06/2018By Robbin Laird During my current trip to Australia, I started with the opportunity to visit the HMAS Hobart, the first Aegis Air Warfare destroyer for the Royal Australian Navy.… Read more »

Working Manned-Unmanned Teaming

08/06/2018By Todd Miller In what seems like a sci-fi movie of only a few years ago, “artificial intelligence empowered, war fighting drones” teamed with manned command and control are shaping… Read more »
In Briefs

USMC-Aussie Training at RIMPAC 2018

08/17/2018Exercise Rim of the Pacific 18 (RIMPAC 18) is a biennial military training exercise to strengthen international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a… Read more »

Australia at RIMPAC 18

08/16/2018Exercise Rim of the Pacific 18 (RIMPAC 18) is a biennial military training exercise to strengthen international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a… Read more »

PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training 

08/15/2018U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Sailors with the Amphibious Squadron 6 (PHIBRON), train aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) during PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training, Atlantic Ocean N.C.,… Read more »

US Special Ops Forces (5)

08/14/2018U.S. Special Operations Forces and Afghan Special Security Forces use non-traditional re-supply by utilizing donkeys to carry food, water and other equipment during a clearing operation against ISIS-K in Nangarhar… Read more »

Dealing with CBRN

08/13/2018U.S. Marines with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Platoon, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in the Concept of Real World CBRN Operations course at the Guardian Centers in… Read more »

US Special Ops Forces (4)

08/10/2018U.S. Special Operations Forces and Afghan Special Security Forces provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan locals who were displaced by ISIS-K in Deh Bala district in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan NANGARHAR PROVINCE,… Read more »

US and German Replenishment at Sea

08/09/2018The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with German Navy frigate FGS Hessen (F 221). 07.06.2018 Video by Lt.Cmdr. Laura Stegherr and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan… Read more »