SLD Special Reports

A Small Ship with a Big Impact: The Aussies Work the Integrated Distributed Force

04/23/2020The Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel is the first of the new build platforms. It provides the template with regard to the entire reset of how the Australians are seeking to build out their integrated distributed force. The contours of the new template are in place and can be identified and this report provides an… Download PDF Now »
Whats New

The “Five Eyes” and Managing Strategic Dependency on China

05/26/2020Our colleague John Blackburn has highlighted the publication of a new report published by the Henry Jackson Society, based in London. A new report by a UK Think Tank, the… Read more »

Operation Irini Launched

05/26/2020by defenceWeb The EU naval operation in the Mediterranean, previously concentrating on migrants is up and running with a new mandate and name since the beginning of this month. It… Read more »

Memorial Day, May 25, 2020: A Turkish Colleague’s Perspective

05/25/2020All over the world, at different tough geographies, there are immortal signatures of U.S. soldiers and their friends to let the democracy, human rights, and justice become sovereign over the… Read more »

Laser Kill for the Maritime Kill Web

05/24/2020According to a U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs article published on May 22, 2020, Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a… Read more »

Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Air Power in the Indo-Pacific Region

05/24/2020Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Clark of the Royal New Zealand Air Force spoke recently to the virtual RAAF Airpower Conference on the Indo-Pacific Region. Originally, the conference was to be held in March… Read more »

Blue Water and Blue Skies: Working Air-Maritime Integration

05/22/2020It is clear that when either looking at the North Atlantic or the Pacific theater of operations, neither the USAF nor the USN are in a position to dominate as… Read more »
In Briefs

Hot Loading F-35Bs and Distributed STOVL Ops

05/30/2020U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) and U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 conducted the first independent Distributed STOVL Operation (DSO) by… Read more »

Osprey Defensive Weapon System

05/29/2020U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 24, conduct a GAU-17 minigun weapons test on the MV-22B Osprey off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii, April 23,… Read more »

TACP Employment

05/27/2020Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit coordinate fires with F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft during a Tactical Air Control Party exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD… Read more »

C-2A Operating With USS Abraham Lincoln

05/25/2020ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 9, 2019) C-2A Greyhound aircraft from the “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 conduct their first flight operations from aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)… Read more »

USS Ford Virtual Tour 2

05/24/2020USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) virtual tour series, The House of Wolverine, episode 2. ATLANTIC OCEAN 05.22.2020 Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ruben Reed USS Gerald R. Ford… Read more »

CV-22 Onboard San-Antonio Class Amphib

05/22/2020GULF OF THAILAND (March 4, 2020) A CV-22 Osprey assigned to Air Force 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts flight operations aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay… Read more »

Arctic Edge Paratrooper Operation

05/20/2020U.S. Northern Command Exercise Arctic Edge 20 conducted ground operations at the Donnelly drop zone at Ft. Greely, AK, Feb. 29, 2020. Arctic Edge 2020 is a North American Aerospace… Read more »