Attack Utility Helicopter Team Adapting Close Air Support

01/05/2021
As the strategic shift from the Middle Eastern land wars to engagement where flexibile, expeditionary basing is envisaged, the attack utility helicopter team of Vipers and Venoms is adapting. In a visit to 2nd Marine Air Wing in December 2020, the adaptation process was described in discussions with Marine Light…

The Australian Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise

10/26/2020
"The National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise is an ambitious nation-building project that will deliver cutting-edge capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy while creating thousands of jobs and building Australian industry. "The Enterprise is on track, with a modern new shipyard nearing completion in South Australia, patrol boats and Offshore Patrol Vessels…

A Video Update on the CH-53K: December 2019

10/17/2020
A compilation of test video showing how the CH-53K King Stallion delivers the capabilities needed by the U.S. Marine Corps. 12.16.2019 Video by Victoria Falcon  Naval Air Station Patuxent River For an archive of CH-53K articles, see the following: https://defense.info/system-type/rotor-and-tiltrotor-systems/ch-53k/ For a recent report on the CH-53K, see the following e-book:

CH-53K Plus TAGRS: Marines Shape New Expeditionary Basing Capabilities

10/03/2020
By Robbin Laird Recently, the Marines tested their new forward base refueling system with the CH-53K. The two together provide new capabilities for forward refueling points or for expeditionary basing. According to the Marines: Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, employ a tactical aviation ground…

The CMV-22B Comes to the Large Deck Carrier

09/01/2020
The video shows the arrival of the first CMV-22B at Naval Station North Island. The first CMV-22B Osprey assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 prepares to land at Naval Air Station North Island. VRM 30 was established in late 2018 to begin the Navy’s transition from the C-2A…

Platforms, Concepts of Operations and Defense Decisions: The German Case

08/30/2020
With the launch of our defense information website (defense.info) , we introduced a micro-site on defense decisions. We wrote: “In this new section of the defense.info website, we will address U.S. and allied upcoming procurement choices and decisions. “We are focused on how platform and system choices affect the evolution…