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 »
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RAAF in Exercise Mobility Guardian 2019

09/21/2019By Flying Officer Clarice Hurren 20 September 2019 In the valley between the mammoth volcano Mount Rainier and snow-capped Mount Adams, personnel from 383 Contingency Response Squadron (383CRS) were flown… Read more »

Japanese Add F-35Bs to their Evolving Capabilities for Perimeter Defense

09/17/2019The Japanese are working to enhance their capabilities for perimeter defense. To do so, they are adding Ospreys and F-35Bs to their force mix which will allow them to operate… Read more »

Brazilian Foreign Minister in Washington DC, September 2019

09/14/2019The Brazilian foreign minister recently was in Washington DC and was very visible in providing an update on what the new Brazil was seeking in its relationships with the United… Read more »

The Launch of NUSHIP Stalwart in Spain

09/07/2019Recently, the Royal Australian Navy’s latest support tanker was launched in a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain where the tanker was built. According to the Australian Department of Defence: The Royal… Read more »

How to Develop Airpower Strategists for The Fifth Generation Integrated Force?

09/06/2019By Ulas Yildirim “[A]lthough one would clearly want to have superior technology, the most important competition is not in the technological but the intellectual one. The main task is to… Read more »

Japanese Face Significant Military Integration Challenge as They Modernize Their Forces

09/06/2019The Japanese forces have been classically stoved-piped ones going forward. Now the Japanese are about to pass their 8th budget in a row increasing defense spending. The Self-Defense Force wants… Read more »
In Briefs

Wedgetail Returns to the Middle East

09/21/2019A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft has arrived in the Middle East as part of Australia’s contribution to the US-led global coalition against Daesh. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds… Read more »

Sat Loading on C5

09/20/2019U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center personnel and civilian ground crews load the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-5 (AEHF) communications satellite onto a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from Travis… Read more »

Rapid Forge Refueling At Ämari Air Base, Estonia

09/18/2019U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operators assess, secure, open and secure airspace for a forward arming and refueling point mission from an MC-130J Commando II to two F-35A Lightening IIs… Read more »

2nd Brigade Combat Team Air Drop

09/16/2019Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted an airborne operation on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 7, 2019. The 82nd Airborne Division is… Read more »

VMM-163 in the Gulf

09/13/2019U.S. Marines with  Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct aircraft maintenance aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Boxer Amphibious… Read more »

USS New York

09/11/2019USS New York (LPD-21) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named after the state of New York. When… Read more »

Australian E-7A Wedgetail Red Flag 19-3

09/10/2019The Wedgetail or the E-7 has proven itself in Middle Eastern operations and the Australian program has a new partner, namely, the RAF as well. The Royal Australian Air Force… Read more »