An Update on RAF Libyan Operations

07/03/2011
07/03/2011: During the Paris Air Show, MBDA provided a venue for a presentation by RAF Tornado pilots on their operations in the Libyan theater.  Two RAF pilots presented findings on the Tornado and use of precision weapons in the Libyan case.  Both were from 9 Squadron: RAF Marham.  The first…

French Ops in Libya

04/20/2011
Preliminary Lessons Learned By General Jean-Patrick Gaviard Photo Credit: Libya: Operation Harmattan, EMA / Armée de l’Air – Marine Nationale, March 2011 04/20/2011 - In the aftermath of several weeks of bombings above Libya, it might be of interest to attempt to decrypt two key events which happened as this…

Flight Operations from Kearsarge at Night

04/09/2011
04/09/2011 - The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge conducts flight operations at night in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the…

The ARG At The Vortex of Change

03/06/2011
How Amphibious Forces Create Strategic Options By Vince Martinez 03/06/2011 - The world is changing.  For many who have studied the subject over the last decade, the Arc of Instability is coming to fruition.  Old powers are beginning to falter under the pressures of collapsing economies, the lack of resources,…