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An Insider’s View of Global Defense Developments
team will publish a periodic featured report focusing on key defense developments inside Washington and around the world. This report will give you a leg up on US and global defense developments and defining challenges.
You can read the news to find out today’s tweets, but how about anticipating the headlines to come, which will drive perceptions and events down the road?
Each report will focus on a key development and provide in an in-depth look at the nature of that key development and its potential impacts and consequences for global competition and cooperation.
The video was first published on October 17, 2018. The Royal Navy is currently testing a landing system that will allow its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to fly farther and with greater payloads.…
This report looks at the preparation for the Trident Juncture 2018 exercise, an initial reflection on the exercise and a look back at the Trident Juncture 2015 exercise. For a…
The northern lights over the North Atlantic as observed November 4, 2018 from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) flagship HDMS Esbern Snare during Trident Juncture Ex. Trident Juncture 18 is designed to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. Trident Juncture 18 takes place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden.
With around 50,000 participants from 31 nations Trident Juncture 2018 is one of NATO’s largest exercises in recent years. More than 250 aircraft, 65 ships and 10,000 vehicles are involved in the exercise to perform and conduct air, land, maritime, special operation and amphibious drills.
NATO Photo By WO FRAN C.Valverde
The video was first published on October 17, 2018. The Royal Navy is currently testing a landing system that will allow its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to fly farther and…
During my most recent visit to Denmark, I had a chance to visit Royal Danish Air Force bases in the Jutland area. This provided an opportunity to discuss the transition…
General Electric Aviation has been awarded a $275 million contract to upgrade the engines of Egypt’s F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet. The US Department of Defence (DoD) on 31 October stated…
By Shaun McGill
Editorial Note from Central Blue: There is no doubt that people are our greatest asset and the key to fully realising a fifth-generation Air Force. We are pleased to introduce a new contributor to The Central Blue – Shaun McGill. In this essay, he