SM-3 Block 11A Intercept of IRBM

12/13/2018
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03).  This was an operational live fire test demonstrating the Aegis Weapon System Engage On Remote capability…

Dolphins Hunt for Mines: RIMPAC 2018

09/01/2018
U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) Mark 7 Marine Mammal System bottlenose dolphin completing a mine hunting mission, using sonar to locate exercise sea mines in Southern California during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 11.  Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel…

COPE NORTH 18

02/27/2018
2/27/18: U.S. Air Force Colonel Ryan Sweeney, 36 Wing Operations Group Commander, U.S. Air Force Colonel Britt Hurst, U.S. COPE NORTH Exercise Director, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) Colonel Kensuke Onishi, the Japanese COPE NORTH Exercise Director, and Royal Australian Air Force Group Captain Ben Sleeman, the Australian COPE NORTH…

The Honorable Edward Timperlake

11/16/2017
The Honorable Edward Timperlake is the former Director Technology Assessment, International Technology Security, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and served on the Board of The Vietnam Children’s fund a pro-bono project that has built 48 Elementary Schools in Vietnam. Secretary Wynne, Ed Timperlake and Karen Roganov, then PAO of…

A Request for Help: Funding A Lifesaving Medical Journey from the Philippines to Kaoshung, Taiwan ROC

12/29/2016
2016-12-07 By Ed Timperlake Second Line of Defense has tried to make a direct difference to improve the lives of those in need. Some of those cases are as follows: Writing about The Vietnam Children’s Fund (http://www.vietnamchildren.org); Sponsoring combat disabled Marines ability to ride the rapids through the Grand Canyon (…

Sustaining a Forward Presence: The Military Sealift Command

06/12/2012
by Robbin Laird In a series of articles for AOL Defense, I am going to look at several elements of re-shaping U.S. forces to enable an Asian pivot.  And intend to look at several neglected aspects of a sustainable power projection force for the 21st century. The U.S. can afford…