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Jul 22 2019

UK Tempest consortium grows with Swedish interest in 6th-gen fighter program

The global race to develop and field a sixth-generation fighter is picking up pace as Sweden has formally agreed to support the British deve...
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Exercise Talisman Sabre 19: The road so far – Part 8
With Exercise Talisman Sabre 19 officially kicking off last week, Defence Conn...
Jul 22 2019
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Expanding the tactical manoeuvrability of RAAF task groups
Australia’s fleet of KC-30A tankers have continuously proven their tactical an...
Jul 22 2019
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Maritime and Undersea Warfare

Jul 19 2019
Naval Group reveals proposal to strengthen Australian defence industry capabilities
Naval Group, parent company for the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack Class submarines, has submitted...
Jul 18 2019
Fleet Commander reviews RAN readiness as part of TS19
Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, took the opportunity to inspect HMAS...
Jul 17 2019
Maximising Australia’s submarine capability with a ‘high-low’ mix
‘High-low’ force structures establish a complementary force package and have typically been the ...

Strike & Air Combat

Jul 22 2019
UK Tempest consortium grows with Swedish interest in 6th-gen fighter program
The global race to develop and field a sixth-generation fighter is picking up pace as Sweden has for...
Jul 22 2019
Turkey kicked out of F-35 program
The US has confirmed it will remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program due to the country’s...
Jul 22 2019
Army contest to replace Tiger ARH heats up
The Australian Army’s pursuit for a new attack helicopter has gathered pace as both Boeing and Bel...

Opinion

SMEs hold the key to developing Australia’s defence sector
Australia’s SME ecosystem has gone from strength to strength as a result of the record $200 billion worth of investment in Australia’s defence and defence i...
Building an Australian grand strategy
Grand strategy is rarely mentioned in Australian defence debates. That’s unfortunate as it’s designed for use in solving complex problems when resources are...

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Game plan – The need to rethink our national security strategy
03 June 2019
Not since the years preceding the Second World War has Australia’s geo-strategic reality been more unpredictable – the rise of China,... read more
Air power as a key component in modern deterrence theory
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Contemporary air power forms a critical component of any modern air force’s capability package – as technology has evolved with the adve... read more
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Land & Amphibious

Jul 22 2019
Exercise Talisman Sabre 19: The road so far – Part 8
With Exercise Talisman Sabre 19 officially kicking off last week, Defence Connect will provide con...
Jul 18 2019
Practice makes perfect in the case of amphibious operations
As Australia continues to reorientate its strategic focus towards the Indo-Pacific, developing and r...
Jul 18 2019
Exercise Talisman Sabre 19: Amphibious Landings
The largest Australian-led amphibious landing and offensive assault since the Second World War has t...

Intel & Cyber

Jul 19 2019
NSW cyber security node open for business
The NSW and Commonwealth governments have officially launched the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node – joining five similar nodes around t...
Jul 17 2019
On point: The junction between defence and space situational awareness
The growing overlap between defence and space situational awareness is one of the key focal areas for a range of defence start-ups including...
Jul 9 2019
Canberra-based company wins Army cyber capabilities contract
Penten Services has been congratulated by the government after securing two Defence Innovation Hub contracts with a combined value of $2.2 m...

Key Enablers

Jul 22 2019
Last chance to enter the inaugural Australian Defence Industry Awards
Submissions for Defence Connect’s Australian Defence Industry Awards are flowing in, so get your nominations in ahead of entry nominations...
Jul 22 2019
Defence inks deal to power Darwin bases with solar and battery storage
Capella Capital, in partnership with Lendlease, has secured a contract with the Department of Defence to deliver two new solar farms at Depa...
Jul 22 2019
Cubic signs extension for Australian simulation services contract
Cubic Corporation has announced that Cubic Defence Australia has received an extension as the contractor providing managed workforce solut...

careers

Jul 12 2019
Australian War Memorial commissions first female Aboriginal official war artist
The Australian War Memorial has commissioned a body of work by artist Megan Cope, making her the Mem...
Jul 11 2019
Aussie small businesses benefit from Global Combat Ship program
Defence Minister, Linda Reynolds has welcomed news that a South Australian business is the latest Au...
Jul 5 2019
TAFE NSW strengthens pathways to naval shipbuilding jobs
TAFE NSW has confirmed a partnership with the Naval Shipbuilding College to support more people to s...

Sea and Air lift

Expanding the tactical manoeuvrability of RAAF task groups
Australia’s fleet of KC-30A tankers have continuously proven their tactical and strategic worth su...
RAAF receives telescopic docking capability
RAAF Base Amberley has successfully tested and commissioned a state-of-the-art telescopic docking sy...
Cross-servicing agreement to support US and Aussie C-17A Globemasters
The US and Australia have agreed on a cross-servicing arrangement for the repair and maintenance of...

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Jul 22 2019
UK Tempest consortium grows with Swedish interest in 6th-gen fighter program
The global race to develop and field a sixth-generation fighter is picking up pace as Sweden has formally agreed to support the British deve...
Exercise Talisman Sabre 19: The road so far – Part 8
With Exercise Talisman Sabre 19 officially kicking off last week, Defence Connect will provide continuous imagery updates from the biennia...
Expanding the tactical manoeuvrability of RAAF task groups
Australia’s fleet of KC-30A tankers have continuously proven their tactical and strategic worth supporting air operations in the Middle Ea...
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