SLD Special Reports

The Australian Defence Force Faces Its Future in the Direct Defense of Australia

10/11/2022With the looming defence strategic review launched by the new Labour government, the Williams Foundation seminar held on September 28, 2022 looked at the challenges facing the ADF and the nation in shaping a defence policy shaped not by a peacetime mindset but one attuned to a global order in conflict. Download PDF Now »
Whats New

Re-Imaging Nordic Defense: The Norwegian Case

11/30/2022By Robbin Laird In any reimagining of what Nordic defense looks like, Norway — a founding NATO state that served as the alliance’s de facto lead in the high north… Read more »

Employment of Expeditionary Hospitalization on the First Island Chain

11/21/2022In an article by Grady Fontana published by the U.S. Navy on 18 November 2022, the exercising of an expeditionary medical facility in support of major combat operations was higlighted.… Read more »

Finnish Defence Minister Visits Japan: October 2022

11/20/2022According to a story published by the Japanese Ministry of Defence, the Finnish Defence Minister visited Japan and met the Japanese Defence Minister on 26 October 2022. On October 26,… Read more »

Project Convergence Exercise

11/19/2022On 10 November 2022, the UK Ministry of Defence published a story about their participation in Project Convergence an exercise held in the U.S. with Australian and U.S. forces. Allies… Read more »

Enhancing Capability for Fleet Logistical Support for Contested Operations

11/18/2022By Robbin Laird In a period of global competition and conflict, the liberal democracies need to accelerate their capabilities to defend themselves and to find ways to enhance their deterrent… Read more »

Building an Arsenal of Democracy in the 21st Century: The Perspective Penten’s CEO Matthew Wilson

11/15/2022By Robbin Laird During my September trip to Australia, I had a chance to sit down with the CEO of Penten, Matthew Wilson, along with my colleague John Blackburn, to… Read more »
In Briefs

F-22s Deployed to Kadena Air Base

12/09/2022F-22A Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf, Alaska, arrived for deployment at Kadena Air Base, Nov. 5-8, 2022. 11.09.2022 Video by Senior Airman Gary Hilton 18th Wing… Read more »

Neptune Strike

12/07/2022An activity aimed at testing the combined capacity of NATO air and naval power has just wrapped up following two weeks of training. Neptune Strike, a multi-domain exercise, ran from… Read more »

NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

12/05/2022NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland M109A7 Paladins and M992A3 Carrier Ammunition Track (CAT) assigned to 2nd Platoon, Bull Battery 2nd Battalion, 82 Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 8th… Read more »

Exercise Steadfast Noon

12/02/2022Air forces from across NATO exercised nuclear deterrence capabilities over north-western Europe from 17 to 30 October 2022. Exercise Steadfast Noon is an established and recurring training activity. BELGIUM 10.27.2022… Read more »

F-35B Night Takeoff from USS Tripoli

11/30/2022F-35B USS Tripoli Night Takeoff. The USS Tripolis is a USS America class large deck amphibious ship. 06.24.2022 Video by Travis Minyon F-35 Joint Program Office Read more »

F-35 Update July 2022

11/28/2022The F-35 Program has delivered 800+ aircraft to Three U.S. Services, International Partners and Foreign Military Sales Customers. 07.07.2022 Video by Travis Minyon F-35 Joint Program Office Read more »

Update on Pilot and Maintainer Training F-35, July 2022

11/25/2022The F-35 Program has trained 1,650+ Pilots & 12,520+ Maintainers. 07.08.2022 Video by Travis Minyon F-35 Joint Program Office Read more »