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

The US Logistics Systems: Are We Ready for Full-Spectrum Crisis Operations?

06/19/2019By Robbin Laird Recently, the Williams Foundation held a seminar, which addressed the core question: how sustainable was the Australian Defence Force if it faced a major regional crisis? The… Read more »

France Arms Its Reapers

06/18/2019By Pierre Tran Paris – France is due in November to arm its Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance drone with the GBU-12 smart bomb, with the Hellfire missile to be fitted next year, a… Read more »

The Evolving Dynamic Missile Threat: A European Response

06/17/2019By Pierre Tran Paris – Western allies face the threat of a wide range of Chinese and Russian ballistic missiles and cruise weapons, while North Korea and Iran look to… Read more »

Calouste Gulbenkian: “The Art of the Deal”

06/16/2019By Kenneth Maxwell Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869-1955) was known during his lifetime as “Mr. Five Per Cent.” This was after his personal share of Middle East oil. He has remained… Read more »

Japanese Artillery Training in Australia

06/13/2019According to a story published on the Australian Department of Defence website on June 12, 2019, the Japanese are training with the Australian Army and in so doing are testing… Read more »

Denmark, Greenland and the F-35

06/13/2019The Russians have expanded the perimeter of their defense capabilities in the Arctic and in so doing have raised concerns from the other Arctic powers. This is clearly a core… Read more »
In Briefs

D Day 2019: Never Forget

06/19/2019Remembering those who serve on the 75th anniversary on D-Day. WY, UNITED STATES 06.05.2019 Video by Senior Airman Nicole Reed 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs Read more »

2nd MAW Works Low Altitude Air Defense

06/19/2019U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battalion conduct their annual qualification training at Onslow Beach, North Carolina, May 21, 2019.  The live-fire training increases their capabilities in… Read more »

75th D-Day Ceremony for 358th Fighter Group

06/17/2019Residents of Coigny, France and the surrounding area gather at the Chateau de Franquetot to remember the sacrifices made by the men of the 358th Fighter Group during WWII. The… Read more »

Red Flag 19-2: 428th Fighter Squadron Maintainers

06/17/2019The 428th Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, traveled to Nellis Air Force Base in March for exercise Red Flag 19-2. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NV,  03.18.2019 Video… Read more »

D-Day: An American Legacy

06/16/2019This video production celebrates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It features new footage of the Normandy area and American Military Cemetery, as well as a voiceover by retired Navy SEAL Jocko… Read more »

Normandy Beaches

06/15/2019This video shot of the Normandy area, and the American Military Cemetery in France was provided by the US Navy as part of the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of… Read more »

RAF Lakenheath 2019

06/14/2019Col. Will Marshall, 48th Fighter Wing Commander, speaks to the significance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the heritage of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.… Read more »