China and Strategic Arms Control

07/15/2019
by Richard Weitz From July 8-11, there was a chance to attend and participate in  the Eighth World Peace Forum in Beijing, organized by Tsinghua University in partnership with the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs. Wang Qishan, Vice President of the People's Republic of China, delivered the opening keynote,…

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

07/15/2019
The 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 battlespace. A ceremony was held at the end of June 2019, opening the new facility. [maxgallery id="125938"] In an article…

USMC Ospreys in Oz for Talisman Sabre 2019

07/13/2019
In 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. [maxgallery id="126030"] Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) is a bilateral combined Australian and United States (US) training activity. TS19 is designed…

Raptors in Oz for Talisman Sabre 19

07/11/2019
Talisman 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 conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations, and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces. [maxgallery…

The Coming of the Barracuda Attack Submarine to the French Navy

07/11/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris - There will be much national pride and honor when French industry hands over July 12 to the Navy the first nuclear-powered Barracuda attack submarine, a new-generation boat three years late and generating an initial loss in the contract worth €9.1 billion ($10.2 billion)  for six…

UK Focusing on New Weapons Developments

07/11/2019
According 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 systems, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. The systems could be…

Operation Carthage: Technology May Advance, But the Friction of War Remains

07/11/2019
By Damien Hare The popular perception of bombing in World War II is of inaccuracy and indiscriminate destruction. Despite early intentions to conduct precision raids in Europe, both the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces found that limitations of technology, training and the elements severely…

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

07/11/2019
by 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 June 17, 2019. A team of five maintainers and four pilots from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Norway…