Key Developments

Australia and South Korea: A Deepening Relationship?

By Peter K. Lee

With Australia and the Republic of Korea celebrating the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, this…

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Enhanced Nordic Operational Cooperation: September 2021 Declaration of Intent

By Defense Info Media Team

On September 24,2021, the governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden signed a Statement of Intent on…

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Thoughts and Observations from Defence 24: Shaping a Way Ahead for Polish Defense

By Robbin Laird

In addition to the major presentations at the Defence 24 Conference,  I attended panels on naval…

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The Changing Strategic and Security Situation for Poland: Leadership Perspectives Highlighted at the Defence 24 Conference

By Robbin Laird

On Day one of the Defence 24 conference held in Warsaw Poland on September 28 and…

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Putting Global Britain and AUKUS into Perspective

By William A. Stoltz

In 1966, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson wrote to his Australian counterpart Harold Holt to explain…

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The Morrison Administration Changes Course on Attack Submarines: Some Concluding Thoughts, September 2021

By Robbin Laird

The Morrison Administration made a strategic decision to change course with regard to their procurement of…

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Special Reports
In this report, I have brought together my pieces (with one exception) on the CH-53K published since mid-2020....
Book Review
Paris - It is all about people. That is the story idea behind Shadow State, a riveting book that recounts the individuals who act as agents and assets of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who pursues power and influence around...
Featured Defense System
By Carrie Munn and Erin Mangum, PMA-265 Communications

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) completed a successful technology demonstration for the Secure Live Virtual Constructive Advanced Training Environment (SLATE) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland last month. The event included four flight tests, supported by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 and industry partners, The Boeing Company and Cubic Corporation. The demonstration showcased the Synthetic Inject to Live (SITL) – Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) system’s maturity and performance in supporting training against near-peer threats, while validating its technology readiness level with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The resulting SLATE SITL capabilities, technical specifications and lessons learned are currently in work for transition into the Navy’s Training Program of Record, the Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS)...

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