F-35 Global News

The Perspective on the Way Ahead from the Norwegian Air Force: Meeting the Challenge of Integrated High Intensity Operations

Norway being a small country with a large geography and a large neighbor on its border obviously needed to shape a defense capability highly interactive with its allies to ensure deterrence in depth for Norwegian defense.

The perspective of the Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force on the F-35 was that this was not at all a replacement aircraft, but a strategic asset when properly integrated with the national defense force and NATO forces.

 

The Norwegian Navy and Shaping Air-Sea Integration for Norwegian Defense

The head of the Norwegian Navy looks at the way ahead for Norwegian defense.

Reshaping Norwegian Defense: Meeting 21st Century Challenges

“If you look at the map, we are in a crucial position in the north.

But we are a small country, with a large geography and only five million people.

So we need to truly focus on a smart defense strategy.”

 

Visiting the Prowler: USMC Electronic Warfare Capabilities in Transition

Today’s Prowler is the most capable variant ever but will be retired by 2019.

By 2020, the USMC will have adopted a revolutionary change in how they address electronic warfare. Rather than replace the Prowler with a dedicated platform, the USMC has adopted a distributed strategy, where “every platform is a sensor, shooter and sharer.”

 

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."

—General George Patton Jr.

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