Key Developments

UK’s Team Tempest Works A Way Ahead for Airpower Modernization

03/19/2019
By defense.info

With the launch of the latest RAF air combat strategy, the government also is looking ahead…

Read More »

Do France and Germany Speak for Europe on Defense?

03/19/2019
By Robbin Laird

There seems to be a persistent assumption in Paris and Berlin that the two largest states…

Read More »

UK Leadership Highlighting Impact of Defense on UK Economic Development

03/18/2019
By defense.info

A recent story on the UK Ministry of Defence website highlighted the role of defense in…

Read More »

An Update on the French Aircraft Carrier: Operating with a Significant Mid-Life Upgrade

03/18/2019
By Vice Admiral Jean-Philippe Rolland, French Navy

In an article published by USNI Naval Proceedings, Vice Admiral Jean-Philippe Rolland, French Navy, provided an overview…

Read More »

Putting Putin’s Poseidon Into the Cross-Hairs

03/14/2019
By Edward Timperlake

Is President Putin diabolically smart or simply a psychopath? As Putin put it once: “Once a…

Read More »

Russia’s Crisis Management Strategy

03/14/2019
By Defense.info

We have been focusing for some time on the strategic shift towards managing peer conflict and…

Read More »
Special Reports
03/05/2019
“Germany’s challenge is to recognize that history and geography have not disappeared as key factors shaping Germany’s prosperity...
Book Review
03/14/2019
James Groves joins us to review Arthur C. Clarke’s 1952 book, Childhood’s End. He suggests the book’s dystopian vision of omniscient surveillance illustrates the potential for AI to fundamentally undermine the very things that make us human. Ubiquitous surveillance. Omnipresent...
Featured Defense System
03/17/2019
By defense.info

The Australian Army is working to shape a new Short Range Ground Based Defense capability. They are relying on a Kongsberg Surfac-to-Air System with the use of Raytheon AIM-120C missiles Recently, Andrew McLaughlin in an article published in Australian Defence Business Review published on March 15, 2019 highlighted the next step in the acquisition process. The US State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale of 108 Raytheon AIM-120C-7 Advanced medium Range Air to Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Australia. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notification says the approved sale will be in support of the Australian Army’s LAND 19 Phase 7B short range ground-based air defence (SRGBAD) requirement, for which a Gate 2 milestone is scheduled to occur this year.  The Raytheon/Kongsberg National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile...

Read More »