The Transformation of the Maritime Patrol “Aircraft” Enterprise: The Perspective of Rear Admiral Peter Garvin

12/20/2019
By Robbin Laird Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Rear Admiral Pete Garvin in his office in Norfolk Virginia to discuss the way ahead with the US Navy’s Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF). Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group / Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Pacific (CPRG/CPRG-PAC) provides oversight…

Indian Navy Looks Ahead to Networking Manned and Unmanned Assets

12/18/2019
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi. The Indian Navy is looking at futuristic, manned and unmanned ships, submarines and aircraft, says Admiral KB Singh. In an interview with India Strategic, the Navy Chief said that acquisition order for US General Atomics SeaGuardians with high Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability is on…

USS America F-35B Operations

12/15/2019
U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), operate aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during routine operations in the eastern Pacific, Oct. 2019. 3rd MAW is capable of conducting missions across…

F35s Arrive at RAAF Edionbourgh

12/14/2019
The F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrived in Adelaide for the first time on 6 November to participate in the Edinburgh Air Show, 9-10 November 2019. The Air Show showcased advances in aviation technology during the 100 years since the epic flight in November 1919 of notable South Australians Sir Ross…

Arrival of New RAAF F35s:December 11, 2019

12/14/2019
Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown welcomed the arrival of seven new F-35A Lightning II aircraft to Australia’s fleet on 11 December 2019. The seven new F-35A Lightning II aircraft have brought the Australian fleet numbers to 13 aircraft. The aircraft travelled from Luke AFB via Hickham/Anderson Air Force Bases…

International Fighter Conference, 2018 and 2019: Fighters in the New Strategic Context

12/10/2019
It’s clear that combat capabilities and operations are being recrafted across the globe and, as operational contexts change, the evolution of the role of fighters is at the center of that shift. The 2018 International Fighter Conference held in Berlin provided a chance to focus on the role of fighters…

Finland Participates in NATO Cyber Coalition 2019 Exercise

12/07/2019
In an article published by the Finnish Ministry of Defence on December 5, 2019, the engagement of Finland in the NATO Cyber Coalition 2019 Exercise was highlighted. Finland participated as a partner country in NATO’s Cyber Coalition 2019 exercise. Held in Tartu on 2 to 6 December, the exercise is…

Remembering Pearl Harbor in 2019: Anticipating Tactical and Strategic Surprise

12/07/2019
By Robbin Laird One way to remember December 7, 1941 is to go back to the actual day and recall the events. December 7, 1941 dawned an ordinary Sunday for now-retired Lt. James "Jim" Downing and hearing his recount of the day is a very important way to remember the…