Key Developments

Total Asset Readiness: A Key Enabler for Operations

By Matt Medley

Readiness issues are a constant headache for military forces. In early 2020 the German Army faced…

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Azerbaijan Victory In Nagorno-Karabakh: Shaping an Innovative Approach

By Defense.Info Media Team

A recent article published on November 13, 2020 by Radio Free Europe written by Ron Synotviz…

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Moving Beyond Linear Deterrence

By Australian Defence Business Review

As the recently-released 2020 Defence Strategic Update (DSU) makes clear, the prevalence of coercive statecraft in…

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The Establishment of an Australian Natural Disaster Research Centre

By Paul Barnes

Australia’s threat landscape has changed dramatically over the past 12 months—starting with last summer’s cataclysmic bushfires,…

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The Return of Direct Defense in Europe: Meeting the 21st Century Authoritarian Challenge

By Robbin Laird and Murielle Delaporte

We have just published our latest book which is entitled, The Return of Direct Defense in…

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Australian Army Strategic Assessment: Fall 2020

By Australian Army Research Centre

There is a widespread lack of confidence in data concerning the impact of COVID-19, warranting ‘warlike’ government…

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Special Reports
Ed Timperlake and I visited Jax Navy almost four years to the day of when I visited Jax...
Book Review
We have recently received reviews on our book The Return of Direct Defense in Europe and would like to share them with our readers. Review by Romuald Dzemo The Return of Direct Defense in Europe: Meeting the Challenge of 21st...
Featured Defense System
By Media Team

A press release by NAVAIR dated October 27, 2020 highlighted their recent contract signing with Sikorsky with regard to the CH-53K. NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. A contract to build six CH-53K King Stallion helicopters was signed this week between the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company. The Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 4 contract, which was signed October 26, is for just over $550 million. The contract delivers the six aircraft in early 2024 as part of a 200-aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps. This contract award also includes funding for programmatic and engineering support and rate tooling. “This contract award is a testament to the government’s confidence in the CH-53K platform. This award shows that...

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