Joint High Speed Vessel in Bold Alligator 2014

11/07/2014
11/06/2014: In a USN story written by by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steve Hill, Expeditionary Combat Camera and published on 11/5/14: CHARLESTON, S.C. (NNS) -- Spearhead-class joint high speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) is conducting proof-of-concept testing during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 as an afloat forward staging…

Italy and the F-35: A New Report by the Centro Studi Internazionali

11/07/2014
2014-11-05 Recently, the Rome based think tank, Centro Studi Internazionali, published their look at the F-35 program, its impact on Italian defense and the role of Italy within the global enterprise. The report was authored by Francesco Tosato who is the analyst in charge of military affairs at the Center…

F-35C Landing on the Nimitz: Getting Ready for the USS Ford

11/04/2014
2014-11-04 With a F-35 C  pilot making an "OK-3 wire" landing on the Nimitz, it is time to consider the way ahead. When we interviewed the then head of N-98, Admiral Moran, he focused on why the F-35C was significant to the Navy and notably with regard to the coming…

Bold Alligator 2014: Shaping Insertion Forces for Crisis Response

11/04/2014
11/01/2014: Bold Alligator 2014 is a crisis response exercise and continues the work of Bold Alligator 2012 and Bold Alligator 2013. It is about calibrating insertion forces against various threats.  Insertion Forces Front Line Defence The forces are American and coalition with several nations contributing ships, and combat personnel to…