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…

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…

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…

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

02/14/2010
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…

General Bansard on the Evolution of Logistics and Sustainment in France (Part One)

02/08/2010
General Jean-Pierre Bansard LOGISTICS ON THE FRONT LINE (I) 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…

Randy Fowler on DoD’s New Logs and Sustainment Challenges

02/05/2010
RESHAPING THE GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHIP FOR LOGISTICS SUPPORT AND SUSTAINMENT: RANDY FOWLER ON MEETING THE CHALLENGES [caption id="attachment_4186" align="alignleft" width="130" caption="Randy Fowler"][/caption] Sldinfo sat down with Randy Fowler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness, and his staff in mid December 2009 to discuss their perspectives on the way ahead…

Alain Bonny On: Rafale Care, One Year Later

02/01/2010
By Alain Bonny Alain Bonny is the head of Paris-based Dassault's Military Support Division, DGSM (Direction Générale du Soutien Militaire, in French). He describes in the article below the characteristics of the support and maintenance contract the company and the French government signed about a year ago regarding the Rafale.…