SLD Special Reports

The 21st Century Fighting Navy: Shaping a Way Ahead

02/12/2020This Special Report focuses on how the US Navy is reshaping its capabilities for the 21st century fight and the key role which Naval Aviation is playing in this transformation. Download PDF Now »
Whats New

Huawei and 5G in Brazil

02/18/2020By Kenneth Maxwell Welcome to what the Russian Government owned international news network “Sputnik” is calling the “New Technological Cold War. “ In November last year Huawei launched an Artificial… Read more »

Australia’s Medicine Supply: A Case Study in Security and Resilience?

02/16/2020The Institute for Integrated Economic Research – Australia has just released a report looking at Australia’s medical supply chain. The report notes that “Australia imports over 90% of medicines and… Read more »

Deterrence in Depth: From Japan to Amarillo, the Case of the Osprey

02/14/2020We have highlighted in our work both on Pacific and European defense, the importance of shaping a deterrence in depth strategy to deal with the 21st century authoritarian powers. Such… Read more »

12 Years and Counting: Still No Operational New Tanker for the USAF

02/11/2020In a story published on February 29, 2008. the award of the new tanker contract to Northrop Grumman was highlighted by a USAF article. WASHINGTON (AFPN) — Secretary of the Air… Read more »

CMV-22B is on Its Way: Visiting Amarillo

02/10/2020By Robbin Laird Last Friday, the US Navy and the Bell-Boeing team hosted an event in which the CMV-22B was rolled out. The ceremonial delivery was held on February 7,… Read more »

French Minister Sees German Approval Soon for Fighter Jet Project

02/09/2020By Pierre Tran Paris French armed forces minister Florence Parly recently highlighted the decisive role of the German Bundestag parliament in launching a Franco-German project for a technology demonstrator for… Read more »
In Briefs

NATO Air Policing

02/26/2020Media got to see what it’s like to be intercepted by Allied fighters on 14 January 2020 during a NATO Air Policing tour of Europe, over various Allied and partner… Read more »

Looking Back at the 2010s: From a USMC Perspective

02/26/2020A look at some of the events that defined in the Marine Corps in the 2010s. 01.01.2020 Video by Lance Cpl. Audrey Schmitt Alves Communication Directorate Read more »

USS Eisenhower Back in Business

02/24/2020The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is ready and open for business. 2.31.2019 Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gian Prabhudas and Seaman Apprentice Brianna Thompson USS… Read more »

78th Anniversary of Cherry Point

02/22/2020Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has been a crucial part of the Marine Corps since 1942. To this day it is the largest Marine Corps air station in the… Read more »

Urban Trap Mission

02/21/2020U.S. Marines with 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, conduct a simulated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel in an urban environment on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina,… Read more »

“Cyber Successes: Highlights of 2019 and Look Ahead to 2020”

02/19/2020Foreign Press Center Briefing on “Cyber Successes: Highlights of 2019 and Look Ahead to 2020”. 01.10.2020 U.S. Department of State Read more »

Air Mobility Guardian 2019

02/17/2020Exercise Mobility Guardian is Air Mobility Command’s flagship exercise for large-scale Rapid Global Mobility operations. As AMC’s largest enterprise-wide training event, the biennial, service-level exercise constitutes the command’s most deliberate… Read more »