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7 Nov 2019
Japan launches 2nd lithium-ion Soryu Class submarine
Kawasaki Heavy Industries has debuted its latest Soryu Class diesel submarine for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, which is slated for delivery...
7 Nov 2019
Stop trying to get more for the same amount of money, it just won’t work
Two per cent of GDP on defence expenditure has long been held up as sacrosanct, something that has become equal part political football, equal part re...
6 Nov 2019
New kit is great, but lets get real about the ADF’s manpower
With growing public discussion about the acquisition of next-generation warships, submarines, aircraft and strike capabilities, we have to be mindful ...
6 Nov 2019
Minister for Defence Industry highlights Innovation Hub excitement
The focus of the Defence Innovation Hub Conference earlier this week was the success stories of Australian SMEs that have benefited from the governmen...
6 Nov 2019
US seemingly confirms potential for Aussie B-21 participation
A little over a month ago, Defence Connect revealed what at the time seemed like a slip of the tongue by the head of the US Air Force’s Global Str...
5 Nov 2019
Former Defence chiefs call for greater level of Aussie strategic strike
Retired Air Marshal Leo Davies and his immediate predecessor, Air Marshal (Ret’d) Geoff Brown, have seemingly rocked the boat with calls for the g...
5 Nov 2019
Indonesia’s Air Force signals intention to use ‘best of both worlds’
Indonesia’s Chief of Air Force has confirmed that Australia’s neighbour will push ahead to attempt to purchase new F-16 fighter jets from the US, ...
5 Nov 2019
Calls to ‘reset’ Australia’s defence posture beginning to grow
In a rapidly evolving region, Australia’s long-held preconceptions about its strategic position and the capabilities required have rapidly become in...
4 Nov 2019
Defence Minister calls for US to ‘step-up’ in Indo-Pacific
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used her first official visit to the US as Defence Minister to lobby the US government to do more in the Indo-Pac...
4 Nov 2019
Netherlands receives first F-35 for operational use
“We’ve got him!” declared the Dutch Ministry of Defence after the arrival of the country’s first operationally-assigned Lockheed Martin F-35A ...
4 Nov 2019
Australia’s abysmal economic diversity has flow on effects for national security
The latest Harvard University ‘Growth Lab Atlas of Economic Complexity’ has revealed a startling insight into Australia’s economy – painting ...
1 Nov 2019
Player two has entered the game: US Navy files fusion reactor patent
With growing concerns about both reliable access to energy supplies and the ever looming presence of climate change, the US Navy has risen to the chal...
1 Nov 2019
Japan gets go ahead for F-15 upgrades
Japan will upgrade 98 of its ageing F-15 Eagle interceptors after the US State Department approved the $4.5 billion request. ...
31 Oct 2019
The unthinkable option: Australia’s nuclear possibilities
Since the Second World War, Australia has depended on the stability of America’s nuclear umbrella. However, in an age of instability, many, includin...
31 Oct 2019
US Navy prepares to welcome latest next-generation aircraft carrier
It will bear the name of one of America’s most beloved presidents and, when launched, the future USS John F Kennedy will serve its nation as one of...
30 Oct 2019
Defence Industry Minister reinforces growing importance of workforce numbers
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has shed light on the personnel available to the defence industry, with naval shipbuilding taking centre stage...
29 Oct 2019
Looking beyond Hobart: Preparing for the AWD replacement
It is never too early to start planning, particularly in the ever-evolving threat environment Australia finds itself in – and while the Royal Austr...
28 Oct 2019
ADF reportedly eyeing ranking revolution
It is heavily rumoured that the Australian Defence Force will soon change their ranking systems to bring the service chiefs to equivalent rank with th...
25 Oct 2019
How do we avoid delivery delays and cost overruns for SEA 1000?
Following a fiery showdown at Senate estimates, concerns have continued to grow about the delivery time frame of Australia’s $50 billion SEA 1000 At...
25 Oct 2019
China steps up Pacific ambitions with plans for Solomon Islands infrastructure
To the shock of many, it has been revealed that a Chinese company linked to a state-owned enterprise is trying to lease the island of Tulagi in the So...

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