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30 Sep 2019
Brainstorming: Developing a flexible, deployable air combat capability
As Australia continues to welcome a growing number of fifth-generation F-35s to the Royal Australian Air Force inventory, developing a reliable concep...
27 Sep 2019
Australia steps up regional power diplomacy with major naval deployments
The transformation of the Indo-Pacific provides the opportunity to develop a range of productive relationships with emerging great powers, enhancing A...
26 Sep 2019
South Korea and Australia move to deepen energy, defence and industry ties
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in, have outlined plans for an expanded period of collaboration on...
26 Sep 2019
US Air Force begins prototyping replacement for the F-35
It appears as if the US Air Force is responding to global sixth-generation fighter competition with breakneck speed, but not in the direction many wer...
25 Sep 2019
Amphibious expeditionary units providing a local A2/AD capability
As major regional powers rush to fully develop, or in some cases catch up to the introduction of, integrated anti-access/area-denial networks, Austra...
24 Sep 2019
US President’s commitment to ‘complete deal’ with China presents greater opportunity for Australia
The American President, in a press conference with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has responded to concerns about the enduring strategic economic comp...
23 Sep 2019
State dinner eyes the next 100 years of mateship between US and Australia
Both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump have used the state dinner in Washington to focus on the common beliefs and systems ...
20 Sep 2019
East Coast calling as potential for sub basing comes to the surface
As a Two Ocean Navy, there is a growing recognition that Australia’s future submarine fleet will need to have a permanent presence on the East Coast...
20 Sep 2019
Empowering tactical and strategic mobility under an Aussie A2/AD umbrella
While China has dominated the conversation around the introduction of an integrated A2/AD network, and a Japanese push supported by growing US interes...
19 Sep 2019
How far is too far? Australia’s conundrum with China
Reports emerged this week revealing the Australian Signals Directorate determined that China’s Ministry of State Security was behind the cyber attac...
18 Sep 2019
Japan steps up rollout of A2/AD and amphibious brigade in southern island chain
As Japan’s program of military modernisation and recapitalisation reaches fever pitch, the regional power has sought to take a leaf out of China’s...
18 Sep 2019
Growing concern about affordability of expanded US bomber fleet paves way for Allied participation
With the US Air Force preparing to reveal its next-generation B-21 Raider bomber, calls for a larger force – numbering between 150 and 200, if not ...
17 Sep 2019
The defence industry workforce as a fundamental input to capability
Australia has long been plagued by skilled labour and trade shortages, with most of the public’s attention placed firmly on the impact on residentia...
17 Sep 2019
US redoubles 6th-gen fighter delivery timeline with 5-year delivery plan
The US has responded to the rapidly developing global race to sixth-generation fighter aircraft and reignited American industry’s pursuit of deliver...
16 Sep 2019
PM’s US state visit to reaffirm special relationship between two nations
As Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares to attend the US for a formal state visit hosted by US President Donald Trump, the special relationship betw...
16 Sep 2019
Time to rethink Australia’s strategic milling over China
Australia’s strategic, economic and political apprehension about the rising power of China in the Indo-Pacific has dominated recent national debate...
13 Sep 2019
It’s all about balance: Shifting Collins maintenance to WA provides further opportunities
With a heated debate kicking off between WA and SA around the full-cycle docking maintenance of the Navy’s Collins Class, the focus on the potential...
13 Sep 2019
Defence economists publicly discuss the funding elephant and its impact on ADF capability
With Australia edging ever closer to the elusive 2 per cent of GDP on defence expenditure amid the largest peacetime rearmament program in the nation...
13 Sep 2019
China’s power projection continues to grow with impending LHD launch
With China’s first Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) reportedly within weeks of launching, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is rapi...
12 Sep 2019
Economic diversity essential to national security in the Indo-Pacific
As Australia continues to set records for its unprecedented period of economic growth, the changing nature of the Indo-Pacific presents a need for Aus...

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