Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II in WTI-2-18

06/05/2018
In a story written by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin  and published on March 28, 2018, the role of a new variant of a a precision weapon. U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One built 2.75-inch rockets configured with Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II during ordnance building training.…

2018 Security of Defense Supply Agreement Between Norway and the United States

05/18/2018
On April 12, 2018, the US Department of Defense and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence signed a new agreement on security of supply between the two countries. According to a story on the Department of Defense website: Mr. Eric Chewning, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial…

A South African Input to the Australian Defence Force

03/24/2018
Our partner defenceWeb has highlighted a South African input to the Australian Defence Force, namely, in terms of land munitions capabilities. Rheinmetall will deliver the first qualification lots of 155 mm Assegai ammunition to the Australian Defence Force this year, with further partial deliveries taking place next year. After successful…

UK Air Defence Strategy Launched by Minister of Defence: The Strategic Context

03/07/2018
By Robbin Laird During a visit last week to the European Air Group based at High Wycombe in the UK, I had the chance to meet with the Deputy Director of the EAG, Air Commodore Robert Adang of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and got an update on their work…

Flyover over USS America

03/03/2018
03/03/18: AV-8B Harrier’s with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Aviation Combat Element and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) perform a fly over above the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 20, 2018. [maxgallery id="104127"] The 15th MEU and America Amphibious Ready…

MAGTF Trains for Fire Support

02/18/2018
02/18/18: Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment participate in Fire Support Coordination Exercise at training area Quackenbush aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018. The training exercise gave Marines an opportunity to practice a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces…