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 »
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Mission Data System Files for Core Allies: The Norwegian-Italian Reprogramming F-35 Lab

07/15/2019The NIRL provides Norway and Italy F-35 mission data files used to assess what threats to search for and when, enabling the 5th generation fighter to decipher and control the… Read more »

USMC Ospreys in Oz for Talisman Sabre 2019

07/13/2019In these photos, MV-22B Osprey aircraft are seen flying over the Rockhampton Showground pavilion as a display put on for the Rockhampton Open Day as part of Talisman Sabre 2019.… Read more »

Raptors in Oz for Talisman Sabre 19

07/11/2019Talisman Sabre 19 (TS19) is a bilateral combined Australian and United States (US) training activity. TS19 is designed to practice our respective military services and associated agencies in planning and… Read more »

UK Focusing on New Weapons Developments

07/11/2019According to an article published by the UK Ministry of Defence on July 9, 2019, the UK is focusing on developing new laser and radio frequency weapons. The state-of-the-art weapons… Read more »

USAF F-35s Serviced by Norwegian Maintainers at Orland Airbase

07/11/2019by Master Sgt. Austin May ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway – For the first time outside the U. S., Norwegian and American F-35 Lightning II maintainers worked together on their aircraft… Read more »

F-35 Enterprise Fields Auto-GCAS

07/10/2019F-35 test pilot Dan Levin, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, flies an Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) test flight in an F-35C on a low level through West… Read more »
In Briefs

Exercise Semper Thunder

07/15/2019MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 conduct deck landing qualifications aboard PHA Tonnerre in support of Exercise Semper Thunder off the coast of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,… Read more »

Ships in Formation: Sea Breeze 2019

07/14/2019ODESA, Ukraine (July 11, 2019) Ships from exercise Sea Breeze 2019 (SB19) participating nations sail in formation during SB19 in the Black Sea, July 11, 2019. Sea Breeze is a… Read more »

Celebrating Ukraine’s Navy Day

07/14/2019Ukraine (July 7, 2019) Partner nations gather to celebrate Ukraine Navy Day during exercise Sea Breeze 2019 in Odesa, Ukraine, July 7, 2019. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine… Read more »

Firefighters: Local Emergency Services work with the RAAF

07/13/2019Queensland Fire and Emergency Services recently worked with firefighters from No 23 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley to run through a hazardous material and decontamination exercise. Key areas of the… Read more »

Talisman Sabre 2019 Live Fire Exercise

07/12/2019This year’s Exercise Talisman Sabre started off with a bang, as US Marine Corps and US Army High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HiMARS) demonstrated the firepower they could bring to… Read more »

VMGR-152 in Exercise Kodiak Mace

07/10/2019U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 fly a KC-130J Super Hercules during threat reaction training, low altitude tactics and tactical navigation flights during Exercise Kodiak Mace… Read more »

BALTOPS 2019: Return of the Ships to Port

07/08/2019Ships from allied and partner nations return to Naval Base Kiel-Tirpitzhafen upon completion of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region,… Read more »