ATTC : The First “One-Stop Shop” For USCG Aviation Assets Maintenance Training

05/07/2010
How the USCG Addresses Aviation Training and Support: The Case of the ATTC in Elizabeth City, North Carolina In mid-March, SLD discussed the U.S. Coast Guard's evolving approach to training technicians and to shaping an effective maintenance enterprise with the retiring (but only in the separation from service meaning of…

The F-35 Low Observability’s Lifelong Sustainability: A Revolutionary Asset for 21st Century Combat Aviation

03/22/2010
2010-05-22 Everyone knows that the F-35 is a stealth aircraft. This is one element of what makes it a fifth-generation aircraft.  But what is not widely known is that the stealth or low observable (LO) character of the aircraft is significantly different from other stealth aircraft like the F-22. The…

Haiti: Redefining Port Security

02/24/2010
In the wake of disaster: How the Haiti earthquake is likely to redefine the notion of port security by Tim Martin, Deaken University This article is posted with the permission of Risk Intelligence, which published it in its latest Issue of Strategic Insights (January 2010). *** [caption id="attachment_4913" align="alignnone" width="280"…

General Burke and “Operation Unified Response” in Haiti: Towards a Normalization of Airfield Operations

02/22/2010
In an interview on February 15th, 2010 with Sldinfo, Brig. Gen. Darryl Burke, the 12th Air Force (Air Forces) Southern Vice Commander, provided an update on the Air operation in support of Haiti relief. General Burke arrived in late January to lead members of the Air Component Coordination Element supporting…

Haiti Relief as a Case Study: Seabasing and JLOTS in Action

02/22/2010
The Haiti relief operation featured a number of key US and allied military assets in shaping the overall capability. In this interview, Sldinfo talked with one of the most knowledgeable US analysts of the seabasing concept in the US military. Jim Strock is Director, Seabasing Integration Division of the Capabilities…

General Bansard on Logistics and Sustainment in France (Part Three)

02/21/2010
Logistics on the Front Line A few months ago, SLD sat down with General Jean-Pierre Bansard, in charge at the time of Logistics Organization within the MoD Chief of Staff, in order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of French support and logistics in light of the many…

Lieutenant-Colonel Bianca: A Situation Report on the Osprey in Afghanistan

02/21/2010
On February 9th, 2010, "Second Line of Defense"' followed up its earlier interview with the Osprey squadron just before its deployment to Afghanistan last November with a new one, this time directly from Afghanistan, with Lieutenant-Colonel Bianca, the Osprey Squadron Commander. Accompanying this interview is a slideshow of Osprey operations…