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13 May 2019
Election campaign reveals two nuanced approaches to Australia’s Pacific defence strategy
As we enter the final week of the election race, both sides of politics have revealed a need to broaden Australia’s Pacific defence policy and engag...
10 May 2019
A bridge too far? Time to ask questions about sub delivery timing
It is the largest defence acquisition project in the history of the nation, however questions about capability gaps, program costs and delivery delay...
10 May 2019
Soft kill deterrence: Next-gen Electronic Warfare capabilities
Electronic warfare capabilities have evolved from relatively rudimentary, clandestine capabilities to incorporate a range of advanced multi-spectrum j...
9 May 2019
Changing the landscape with autonomous aerial systems
Autonomous systems are changing the way the ADF and militaries around the world conduct operations. Supporting combat, humanitarian and intelligence r...
9 May 2019
The potency of contemporary aircraft carriers and their strike groups
With the growing prominence of aircraft carriers as the core of regional navies, understanding the evolution and capabilities of these powerful power ...
8 May 2019
China's carrier ambitions grow as new satellite imagery shows shipyard progress
China’s pursuit of a credible blue water naval capability is taking a step closer to reality with new imagery revealing steady progress on the next-...
8 May 2019
Strike swiftly: A history of Australian Special Forces (Part Two)
Special forces units are some of the most storied in not just the Australian Defence Force, but around the globe. Defence Connect will take a look bac...
7 May 2019
Strike swiftly: A history of Australian Special Forces (Part One)
Special forces units are some of the most storied in not just the Australian Defence Force, but around the globe. Defence Connect will take a look bac...
7 May 2019
Japan redoubles power projection focus to secure Indo-Pacific interests
China’s continued assertiveness in the South China Sea has prompted a resurgence in Japan’s assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
6 May 2019
South Korea responds to growing regional tensions with focus on power projection
With renewed threat from North Korea and the rising challenges of an assertive China, South Korea has initiated a range of naval, air and land acquisi...
3 May 2019
Defence capability is an insurance policy, not a zero sum game
We can all agree that home and contents insurance is a necessary evil; it is one of those things that is better to have and not need, than need and n...
3 May 2019
Maximising ‘defence in depth’: Linking JORN, AIR 6500 and A2AD
JORN has long served as a key force multiplier for the ADF, providing unprecedented over-the-horizon surveillance capabilities to monitor contingencie...
2 May 2019
Wolf packs and the power of asymmetric naval warfare
Maritime warfare is evolving at a similar pace to that of other domains, and the rise of unmanned technologies, advanced sensors and increasingly cost...
1 May 2019
Minor, middle or great power? Defining Australia’s role in the Indo-Pacific
The rise of Indo-Pacific Asia is serving to exacerbate Australia’s identity crisis, with politics playing an important role in navigating the quagmi...
1 May 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part Three)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, with the current seri...
30 Apr 2019
Birds of a feather: Middle powers and bipartisan strategic policy making
Canada, like Australia, has a shared history of reliance upon global great powers for strategic security. This dependence has resulted in an often myo...
30 Apr 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part Two)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, with the current seri...
29 Apr 2019
Policy precedence: The power of bipartisanship in developing defence policy (Part 1)
Politics plays an important role in the formation of any nation’s strategic posture and Australia is no different. As Indo-Pacific Asia develops, th...
29 Apr 2019
National security strategy key to linking new ADF capabilities together
Australia is undertaking some overdue reforms of the defence sector. The federal government has done commendable work in this area, undertaking the la...
29 Apr 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part One)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, and will now move on ...

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