U.S. Marines with the 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, and U.S. Air Force airmen with the 17th Special Operations Squadron, load a high mobility artillery rocket system onto a C-130 Hercules on the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 23, 2017. A HIMAR is a self-propelled artillery piece mounted on a 5-ton chassis with a rocket pod on the back that shoots rockets and missiles. The Marines will eventually deploy HIMARS on a ship to serve as an anti-ship weapon system. US Air Force photo.
U.S. Pacific Command has plans to put into practice a joint-service concept to integrate air, land and sea operations, with a mandate for all the services to incorporate the concept into their exercises in a lead-up to the Army sinking a ship at next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, the PACOM commander said last week. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific called for tighter integration of joint forces, to include Army units tapping into Navy battle networks to help go after complex targets. Read More
A damaged U.S. Army helicopter rests on the deck of the USNS Red Cloud off Okinawa island, southern Japan on Aug. 12, 2015. Kyodo Photo
The Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed aboard the USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) on Wednesday was demonstrating its special operations capabilities to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force at the time of the incident, U.S. Forces Japan announced. Read More
A damaged U.S. Army helicopter rests on the desk of the USNS Red Cloud off Okinawa island, southern Japan on Aug. 12, 2015. Kyodo Photo
A Wednesday hard deck landing of a U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on the deck of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) transport has left several injured, according to a release from U.S. Forces Japan. Read More
The Australian Defence Force aims to field the APKWS rocket on its Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter. Artist rendering provided by BAE Systems.
BAE Systems successfully demonstrated its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter for the first time in testing with the Australian army, going 10 for 10 in live-fire flight tests, a company official told USNI News. Read More