French Minister Sees German Approval Soon for Fighter Jet Project

02/09/2020
By Pierre Tran Paris French armed forces minister Florence Parly recently highlighted the decisive role of the German Bundestag parliament in launching a Franco-German project for a technology demonstrator for a next-generation fighter. Their votes for the project would be, in her view, a sign of political support for European…

Maiden Landing of Indian LCA Aircraft onboard Indian Aircraft Carrier

02/09/2020
By India Strategic New Delhi. After completing extensive trials on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) did asuccessful arrested landing onboard INS Vikramaditya at 1002 hrs on January 11, 2020. Commodore Jaideep Maolankar conducted the maiden landing. Captain Dahiya was the Landing Safety…

Shaping an Australian Navy Approach to Maritime Remotes, Artificial Intelligence and Combat Grids

02/03/2020
By Robbin Laird During my visit to Australia last October, I had a chance to talk to a number of people about the evolving approach in Australia to maritime remotes and their evolving role within the “fifth generation” warfare approach or what I refer to as building a distributed integratable…

USS Gerald R. Ford Flight Operations: January 2020

01/30/2020
The USS Gerald R. Ford is conducting Aircraft Compatibility Testing or ACT off the East Coast of the United States this month. According to an article published by the US Navy on January 16, 2020: ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed its…

India Adds New Capability for Indian Ocean Defense

01/30/2020
By Jimmy Bhatia New Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria formally inducted the first BrahMos-capable Sukhoi Su-30 MKI squadron in Southern Air Command’s newly developed air base at Thanjavur. India will now have a new…

The Arrival of Triton in the Pacific: New Manned-Unmanned Teaming Capabilities and Delivering new C2/ISR capabilities

01/28/2020
The first two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft arrived in Guam over the past weekend. “The inaugural deployment of Triton UAS brings enhanced capabilities and a broad increase in maritime domain awareness to our forward fleet commanders,” Rear Adm. Peter Garvin, the commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, said in a…

How Prepared is Germany and the EU for 21st Century Geo-political Competition?

01/26/2020
By Kenneth Maxwell Angela Merkel has been in power for 14 years. She was first elected as chancellor of Germany in 2005. She was then re-elected in 2009, and again in 2013, and for a further term in 2018. She plans to stay on until 2021. 67% of Germans approve of…