SLD Special Reports

Platforms, Concepts of Operations and Defense Decisions: The German Case

08/30/2020With the launch of our defense information website (defense.info) , we introduced a micro-site on defense decisions. We wrote: “In this new section of the defense.info website, we will address U.S. and allied upcoming procurement choices and decisions. “We are focused on how platform and system choices affect the evolution of the capabilities, concepts of… Download PDF Now »
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Visiting MAWTS-1, September 2020: A Discussion with Col. Gillette About Shaping a Way Ahead

09/22/2020By Robbin Laird Prior to my visit in early September 2020, I conducted a series of teleconferences with MAWTS-1 officers in the late Spring and early Summer. The focus of… Read more »

The Role of Heavy Lift in USMC Support for the Maritime Fight

09/21/2020By Robbin Laird During my discussions earlier this year with a number of MAWTS-1 officers, we focused on the thinking and training of the USMC to further enhance their capabilities… Read more »

Northern Lighting Exercise, 2020

09/21/2020According to an article by Captain Joe Travato published on August 9, 2020 in the Wisconsin Rapids City Times: Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 50 aircraft… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for ASW: Key Questions and Dynamics

09/20/2020Last week, 2nd Fleet held a couple of media events revolving around the Black Widow exercise which highlighted the evolving approach to anti-submarine warfare. And those two media events and… Read more »

RIMPAC 2020 Concludes: Allied Perspectives

09/18/2020Recently, this year’s RIMPAC exercise concluded. According to a press release from the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, public affairs, published on August 31, 2020: PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – The international maritime… Read more »

The Peer Fight is Coming. How do we Prepare?

09/18/2020By Major James Everett, Head of the Assault Support Department at MAWTS-1 The world has never been more connected. Or more volatile. Conflict and unrest are a pandemic, rising amid… Read more »
In Briefs

MRZR System and the CRW

09/28/2020The 621st Contingency Response Wing employs many pieces of equipment that are critical to the CRW mission. In this video, our subject matter expert, Senior Airman Mason Anderson, 921st Contingency… Read more »

Bulgaria and Breeze 2020 2

09/25/2020Twenty-six ships, nine aircraft and more than 2,000 sailors from eight NATO Allies and partner nations took part in Bulgarian Navy-led exercise Breeze, an annual maritime exercise held off the… Read more »

1 MEF

09/23/2020I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) is a globally responsive, expeditionary, and fully scalable Marine Air Ground Task Force, capable of generating, deploying, and employing ready forces and formations for… Read more »

Bulgaria and Breeze 2020

09/21/2020Twenty-six ships, nine aircraft and more than 2,000 sailors from eight NATO Allies and partner nations took part in Bulgarian Navy-led exercise Breeze, an annual maritime exercise held off the… Read more »

FARP Evening Ops

09/18/2020UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, operated by Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, are refueled at a forward arming and refueling point operated by Soldiers with Echo Company, 2-104th… Read more »

Sea Breeze 2020

09/16/2020Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet discusses Exercise Sea Breeze 2020. USS Porter (DDG 78) is participating in the exercise. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted… Read more »

243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron

09/14/2020Members from the 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron with the 153rd Airlift Wing Wyoming Air National Guard, deploy their mobile air traffic control tower equipment to guide multiple C-130 Hercules… Read more »