Key Developments

Army ADA Faces the Future

11/13/2018
By Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake

How busy is US Army Air Defense Artillery? “We have been at war for two decades…

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The Future of Nordic Cooperation

11/11/2018
By Tuomas Iso-Markku, Eeva Innola, and Teija Tiilikainen

In a new report produced under the aegis of NORDEFCO, the Nordic cooperation effort is assessed…

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The Danish F-16 Transition: From a Garrison to an Expeditionary Air Force

11/11/2018
By Robbin Laird

During my visit to Denmark in October 2018, I had a chance to visit Fighter Wing…

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Working the Double Transition Within the Danish Air Force: From Garrison to Expeditionary to Extended Deterrence in Northern Europe

11/10/2018
By Robbin Laird

During my recent visit to Denmark, I had the chance to visit the Royal Danish Air…

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The Coming of Hanseatic League 2.0

11/08/2018
By Defense.Info

Europe is the throes of fundamental change. We argued earlier that from the Cold War, to…

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US Chief of Naval Operations Visits Australia: November 2018

11/03/2018
By Max Blenkin

The US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) says Australia’s new Hobart class DDGs was a…

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Special Reports
06/14/2018
This report was first published in 2015 and provides a perspective on Eurofighter modernization generated from visits to...
Book Review
11/12/2018
I am London on my way to Berlin to attend the international fighter conference. Because I was here in London, I had a chance to see the remarkable film by Peter Jackson and his team which provides a unique look...
Featured Defense System
11/13/2018
By Robbin Laird

The Royal Danish Air Force bought a total of 77 F-16A/B aircraft in 2 major batches and 2 attrition replacement orders. Of these, 48 aircraft and 14 spares, all upgraded to what is known as the MLU or Mid Life Update standard, will remain operational until 2020-2025 when they will be replaced by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The MLU involved changes to the airframe as well as the combat systems. Deliveries to the RDAF began in early 1980 with the aircraft having then evolved through multiple upgrades until its projected retirement in the RDAF in the mid-2020s. During my visit to Denmark in October 2018, I had a chance to visit the main F-16 operating base in Denmark and to talk with two senior Danish Air Force...

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