USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Receives its Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Certification

11/24/2020
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Riley McDowell USS Gerald R. Ford Public Affairs ATLANTIC OCEAN — Combat Systems divisions assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) have helped the ship earn its Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) certification November 17 while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The certification, ensures that the…

Strengthening the Indian-U.S. Defense Partnership

11/17/2020
By Richard Weitz The next U.S. presidential administration should build on the positive legacy of the Trump administration in strengthening the Indo-U.S. security ties. The two countries recently held the third round of their yearly “2+2” defense and foreign ministers’ dialogue in New Delhi, continuing a process launched in 2018.…

The European Defence Fund and European Defence: The Perspective of the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market

11/15/2020
By Pierre Tran Paris.  The European Union could raise a total of €30-€40 billion ($35-$47 billion) to finance work on defense and security projects, drawing on the €7 billion budget due to be pledged to the European Defense Fund, Thierry Breton, European commissioner for internal market, said Nov. 13. “With…

Japan’s Ministry of Defence: “Free and Open-Pacific (FOIP)

11/13/2020
According to the Japanese Ministry of Defence: A free and open maritime order, which relies on the rule of law, is the foundation for the stability and prosperity of the international community. As the Indo-Pacific region is the core of the world’s vitality supporting more than half the world’s population,…

The Way Ahead for French Defense? A French Parliamentary Report Raises Significant Questions

11/12/2020
By Pierre Tran Dateline Paris. A scathing parliamentary report on the draft 2021 defense budget pointed up  an imbalance of political power, with the executive arm withholding information from the legislature, while enjoying an exclusive right to approve the bill virtually unchanged. “Not only is the budgetary initiative a monopoly…

The USAF and RAAF Training Partnership on the F-35

11/11/2020
By Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The Royal Australian Air Force returned a majority of its F-35A Lightning II pilots, maintainers and aircraft to RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia, in December 2019, but still maintains a joint pilot-training and maintenance presence at Luke AFB. RAAF Maj. Christopher…