In the Footsteps of Admiral Nimitz: VADM Miller and His Team Focused on 21st Century “Training”

10/12/2019
By Robbin Laird As Admiral Nimitz confronted the last century’s challenges in the Pacific, he concluded a core lesson for this century’s Pacific warriors: “Having confronted the Imperial Japanese Navy’s skill, energy, persistence, and courage, Nimitz identified the key to victory: ‘training, TRAINING and M-O-R-E  T-R-A-I-N-I-N-G.’ as quoted in Neptunes’s…

Re-setting Sustainment for the Royal Australian Navy Fleet

10/11/2019
Recently, I attended the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy’s Seapower conference being held in Sydney from October 8th through the 10th, 2019. For five years, I have been attending the Williams Foundation Seminars and writing the reports on the transformation of the RAAF and its impact on shaping a…

In the Rebuild of the Australian Navy: The Government Looks to Key Role for Industrial Partnerships

10/09/2019
By Robbin Laird As I have argued earlier that the rebuild of the Australian Navy is not just a whole of government effort but a whole of society effort, if it is to succeed. The Australian Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, emphasized in his presentation in the…

Chief of the Royal Australian Navy at the RAN Sea Power Conference 2019

10/08/2019
Second Line of Defense is attending the Chief of Navy's Seapower Conference 2019 being held in Sydney, Australia from October 8-10 2019, We will have a number of stories generated from our participation. A key aspect being highlighted by both the new Australian government and the Royal Australian Navy is…

Royal Australian Navy’s Largest Deployment of 2019

10/03/2019
By Lieutenant Ryan Zerbe 26 September 2019 The Royal Australian Navy has begun its biggest deployment of the year, with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North- and South-East Asia. Departing today from Sydney, the lead element of a nine-ship task group will participate in…

Finland Builds a New Class of Maritime Surface Warfare Corvettes

10/02/2019
According to a story published on the Finnish Ministry of Defence website on September 19, 2019. the Finns are to build a new class of surface warfare corvettes to replace their legacy vessels. At its plenary session on 19 September 2019, the Government authorised the Defence Forces Logistics Command to…

The Five Eyes Interoperability Council and Exercise Mobility Guardian 19

10/02/2019
By Flying Officer Clarice Hurren A key Five Eyes group of air force advisers is testing interoperability across combat support, aeromedical evacuation and air mobility as part of Exercise Mobility Guardian 19 (MG19). The Five Eyes Air Force Interoperability Council (AFIC) has existed for more than 70 years, under different…