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

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

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

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

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…

Carrier Support Begins a New Era: The Arrival of the CMV-22B to VRM 30

By Robbin Laird The first CMV-22B Osprey has arrived in San Diego at Naval Air Station North Island and is assigned to the “Titans” of Navy’s Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30. The squadron was stood up in 2018 to operate the CMV-22B as a replacement for the Navy’s legacy…