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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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Drone Shield: A Case Study of the Impact of the New Australian Defense Export Strategy

06/19/2018Recently, we received a note from a company called DroneShield which highlighted not only its product but its assessment of the importance of the new Austrian defense export strategy in… Read more »

USMC WTI 2-18

06/19/2018On June 17, 2018, Steven Valinski provided his latest article covering USMC developments at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. In his latest piece he highlighted the most recent MAWTS-1 training… Read more »

Indian Naval Agreement with Seychelles Cancelled

06/16/2018by Oscar Nkala, Seychelles President Danny Faure says his government has cancelled the security cooperation agreement signed early this year for the establishment of an Indian naval base on the remote… Read more »

An Update on the Indian Navy: Submarine Modernization

06/15/2018By Cmde Ranjit B Rai (Retd) Arakkonam, Chennai. On March 29 a chapter of Indian Navy’s flying prowess as part of its aviation arm, took a farewell bow as eight… Read more »

Crisis Management, Allies and the USMC: Shaping a Way Ahead in the Strategic Shift

06/14/2018By Robbin Laird The strategic shift from counter-insurgency to force-on-force conflict is not only or simply preparing for a major conflict with peer competitors; it is about crisis management and… Read more »

USCG Extends Scan Eagle’s Role in the Fleet

06/13/2018After being awarded a United States Coast Guard (USCG) contract award, Insitu’s ScanEagle UAS will be used to provide small UAS ISR services aboard the entire U.S. Coast Guard National… Read more »
In Briefs

ADF in Exercise Croix du Sud 2018

06/19/2018Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have joined the French Armed Forces of New Caledonia to practice Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018… Read more »

RAAF C-27Js in Exercise Croix du Sud

06/18/2018A Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan is in New Caledonia training for disaster relief as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018 (Ex CDS 18), 14-25 May. Ex CDS… Read more »

The Royal Australian Navy in Exercise Croix du Sud

06/15/2018Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have joined the French Armed Forces of New Caledonia to practice Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018… Read more »

HIMARS and the USMC: Training for the Higher End Fight

06/14/2018Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, arrive at one of their launch positions with the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System at the Air Combat Element landing strip… Read more »