The Royal Marines Receive Their First New Helicopter for HMS Queen Elizabeth Operations

05/30/2018
The HMS Queen Elizabeth is designed as a fast jet carrier for strike operations but also able to operate assault operations as well. For the assault mission, Leonardo has developed a new variant of the Merlin helicopter. According to a story published on the UK Ministry of Defence website on…

The Arrival of the Sea Ceptor Missile System

05/29/2018
“A world-class missile system that will protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has officially entered service, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced  on May 24, 2018.” According to a story published on the UK Ministry of Defence website on May 24, 2018: Sea Ceptor provides a powerful shield against…

Royal Navy Receives First Unmanned Minesweeping System

05/09/2018
Recently, an autonomous minesweeper system that can safely clear sea lanes of mines has been delivered to the Royal Navy. According to a news story on the UK Ministry of Defence website published May 5, 2018, the arrival of the new capability was announced. Following a period of successful trials…

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy Looks at the Future

04/21/2018
By Robbin Laird During my recent visit to Australia, with a clear focus on supporting the Williams Foundation effort to look at strategic transition facing the allied militaries, I had a chance to continue my discussions with Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of the Royal Australian Navy. The Vice Admiral…

Achievement of F-35 Delivery Target for 2017 of 66 Aircraft

04/01/2018
On Friday, December 15, 2017, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. According to a Lockheed Martin press release dated December 18, 2017, the importance of meeting the delivery number was highlighted. On Friday, December 15, Lockheed Martin…

Successful Test Firing of Indian High-Speed Cruise Missile

03/27/2018
According to an article published this month by our partner India Strategic, the Indians have successful tested their high speed cruise missile. BrahMos, the formidable supersonic cruise missile with indigenous seeker was successfully flight tested at 0842 hrs March 22, 2018 at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The supersonic…