Key Developments

Looking Back at Operation El Dorado Canyon: Sovereign Strike and Crisis Management

By John Conway

For Colonel Muammar Gadaffi and the Libyan military, a ten-minute window in the early hours of April 15 1986 would have been complete chaos.…

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Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020

By Australian Department of Defence

The bushfire crisis is the Australian Defence Force’s main effort, with several thousand full-time and reserve…

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The National Security Cost of Blue Origin’s Bid Protest

By James Durso

The Air Force has been  forced to change the procurement  strategy  of one of its flagship …

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NATO Expansion: Rethinking the Limits of Direct Defense of Europe

By Mark Cancian

Little noticed amid the controversies President Trump sparked at the recent NATO summit, the United States…

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An Update on the Indian Navy: December 2019

By Gulshan Luthra

In an interview with India Strategic, the Navy Chief said that acquisition order for US General Atomics…

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Data Links for an Integrated Distributed Force

By Andrew McLaughlin

Whilst there has been a number of public calls of late to reconsider the contents of…

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Special Reports
This report focuses on the presentations and assessments made from those presentations at the International Fighter Conference 2019,...
Book Review
Turkey under President Erdoğan has seen a significant change from being a secular state focused on close collaboration with the liberal democracies to one more focused on its Islamic and national identities and playing off of the European alliances, both...
Featured Defense System
By Northrop Grumman

According to a Northrop Grumman press release issued on January 10, 2020, Northrop Grumman has won a $14.5 million chance to prove to the Air Force that its design for a new radio would allow operators to use multiple U.S. and allied data links. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract to develop and demonstrate a Software Programmable Open Mission Systems (OMS) Compliant (SPOC) radio terminal for the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman’s SPOC solution will provide the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center with an air-to-ground and air-to-air communications capability across four radio frequency waveforms: Link-16 CMN-4, Common Data Link (CDL), Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) and Multi User Objective System (MUOS). This development defines the Air Force’s next generation radio approach. “Our solution...

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