The UK, Allies and Re-thinking the F-35C

03/19/2012
3/19/12 by Robbin Laird As Ed Timperlake has argued in a companion piece, the UK shifting from the F-35C to an F-35B/A mix would make inherently good sense. https://sldinfo.com/the-uk-rethinks-the-f-35c-decision-shaping-a-british-led-expeditionary-strike-group/ At the heart of the shift is the ability to gain significant flexibility with the use of the new UK carriers…

Harriers Operating During Bold Alligator 2012

03/04/2012
16 Harriers operated off of the USS Kearsarge during theBold Alligator 2012 exercise. And these aircraft worked with land based air in providing close air support and other missions in support of the sea base and the ground insertion forces. [slidepress gallery='harriers-operating-during-bold-alligator-2012'] The first five photos are credited to the…

Bold Alligator 2012: Pictures from the US Side

02/16/2012
02/16/2012: This slideshow highlights photos taken by USN and USMC photographers during the Bold Alligator exercise. [slidepress gallery='bold-alligator-2012-us-side'] Credit: US Navy:February 6 and 7 2012 In the first photo, Aviation boatswain's mates show flight information to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier before take-off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS…

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…