SLD Special Reports

The 11 April 2024 Sir Richard Williams Seminar: The Multi-Domain Requirements of an Australian Defence Strategy

05/12/2024 The first of two seminars of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation in 2024 was held on 11 April 2024 at the National Gallery of Australia. The seminar was entitled, The Multi-Domain Requirements of an Australian Maritime Strategy and the aim of the seminar was identified as follows: “To examine the enduring and emerging multi-domain requirements… Download PDF Now »
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MajGen Benedict on His Time as CG of 2nd Marine Air Wing

05/22/2024 By Robbin Laird On May 14, 2024, I visited 2nd Marine Air Wing to have the opportunity to speak with the Commanding General of the Wing, MajGen Scott Benedict. This… Read more »

A Look at Texelis: French Builder of Mobility Packages for Armored Vehicles

05/20/2024 By Pierre Tran Paris – Texelis, a builder of mobility packages for armored vehicles, is working on an electric  motorized wheel as an alternative to conventional drivelines, chief executive Jean Vandel… Read more »

Australian Defence Strategy in Transition: 2014-2024

05/20/2024 By Robbin Laird I have been coming to Australia since 2014 to participate in and write the seminar reports for the Sir Richard Williams Foundation. What started out as a… Read more »

What is the Opposite of Surge for Defence: The Australian Government Defence Strategy, 2024

05/17/2024 When the past government and the current one underscored that the warning time for the defence of Australia has been dramatically reduced because of Chinese behavior and lack of commitment… Read more »

You Have Heard of a Day Without Space: Now Try Operating Without an Osprey

05/16/2024 By Robbin Laird As the United States faces a global overload of strategic challenges and the concomitant challenge of shaping an effective and capable force to deal with these challenges… Read more »

MAWTS-1 Change of Command, May 3, 2024

05/15/2024 By Robbin Laird Ed Timperlake and I are publishing a book on the MAWTS-1 training center later this year. As we note in our preface: Training for military forces is… Read more »
In Briefs

Norwegian F-35 during Exercise Nordic Response 24

06/14/2024 A Norwegian F-35A Lightning II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 914th Air Refueling Wing over the High North during Exercise Nordic Response 24. 03.08.2024 Video by Travis… Read more »

US and Dutch F-35s at Red Flag 24-2

06/12/2024 U.S. and Netherlands F-35 Lightning II aircraft conduct flight operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Exercise Red Flag 24-2. 03.12.2024 Video by Travis Minyon F-35 Joint Program Office Read more »

Exercise Nordic Response 24: Marines Engaged

06/10/2024 U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), refuel F-35B Lightning II jets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 542, 2nd MAW, using… Read more »

10th AAMDC Honors D-Day 80 in Normandy

06/09/2024 U.S. Army Col. Lisa Bartel, Deputy Commanding Officer of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, delivers remarks at a D-Day 80 observance on June 3 in Houesville, France.… Read more »

First Army Hosts WWII Wreath Ceremony in Normandy on 80th Anniversary

06/08/2024 First Army hosted a wreath laying ceremony at Point Du Hoc, France in honor of the over 60 veterans who made the trip for the the 80th D-Day Commemoration, June… Read more »

Wasp Amphibious Ready Group-24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Trains in U.S. 2nd Fleet’s Area of Operation: April 2024

05/29/2024 ATLANTIC OCEAN April 7, 2024. Wasp is training and operating in U.S. 2nd Fleet’s area of operation and is the flag ship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group-24th Marine Expeditionary… Read more »

Distributed Aviation Operations (DAO) during Exercise Nordic Response 24

05/27/2024 Distributed Aviation Operations (DAO) during Exercise Nordic Response 24 at Oulu, Finland, March 8, 2024. Exercise Nordic Response is an opportunity for the 2nd MAW to refine the DAO warfighting… Read more »

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Video of the Month

Change of Command, MAWTS-1, May 3, 2024

05/15/2024 U.S. Marines participate in the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Change of Command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, May 3, 2024. The MAWTS-1 Change of… Read more »
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