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24 Jul 2019
Challenges abound for new British PM, who seeks to restore UK’s global position
Boris Johnson has emerged as the victor – vanquishing his nearest rival to take the role of Prime Minister of the UK with renewed bluster and a com...
24 Jul 2019
China’s next-gen amphibious expeditionary capability takes shape
While a great deal of emphasis has been placed on China’s growing aircraft carrier and submarine fleets, the rising power’s Type 075 large-deck am...
23 Jul 2019
South Korea joins regional aircraft carrier race with ‘Lightning carrier’ announcement
As both China and Japan surge ahead with plans to build potent aircraft carrier capabilities, South Korea has joined the race and announced plans to...
23 Jul 2019
Royal Navy redoubles efforts following tanker seizure with nuclear sub deployment
Following a week of continued tensions culminating in the Iranian seizure of British flagged tankers, the Royal Navy has steadily begun bulking up its...
22 Jul 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 development of...
22 Jul 2019
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 East – ho...
19 Jul 2019
Showdown with Iran poses broader challenge for the Indo-Pacific
Following a month of brinkmanship culminating in a number of tanker boardings, confrontation between the US, its allies and Iran appears to be around ...
19 Jul 2019
Buzz the tower, Goose! A look back at the legendary F-14 Tomcat
It is one of the most iconic aircraft of modern times, the F-14 Tomcat is the fighter many contemporary pilots grew up wanting to put through its pace...
18 Jul 2019
Practice makes perfect in the case of amphibious operations
As Australia continues to reorientate its strategic focus towards the Indo-Pacific, developing and refining force structures and high-intensity power ...
17 Jul 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 domain of air combat systems – the rise of incr...
17 Jul 2019
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...
16 Jul 2019
Sub delivery time frame presents opportunities for Aussie paradigm shift
While concern continues to mount about the design and delivery time frame for Australia’s $50 billion Attack Class submarines – the delivery time...
16 Jul 2019
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 res...
16 Jul 2019
Growing proliferation challenges the technological edge of Australia and allies
The first delivery of a Russian S-400 air and missile defence system to NATO ally Turkey – combined with the increasing proliferation of advanced ...
15 Jul 2019
US ‘Raptor regret’ raises questions and possibilities
A US Air Force combatant commander in Australia for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 has seemingly expressed regret from within the USAF about allied acce...
15 Jul 2019
China responds with renewed A2/AD missile tests
While the US, Australian and Japanese militaries conduct high intensity combat operations in and around north Queensland, rising power China has resp...
12 Jul 2019
Barracuda launch heralds beginning of new submarine era for France and Australia
As Australia’s own $50 billion Attack Class submarine program continues to gather pace despite concerns, France, parent nation of the Barracuda desi...
12 Jul 2019
Australia’s dilemma: Strategic independence v strategic dependence
Australia has long sought to balance the paradigms of strategic independence and strategic dependence – seemingly limited by a comparatively small ...
11 Jul 2019
Addressing the elephant in the room: The national security and economic overlap
Australia is consistently told that as a nation we are torn between our economic relationship with China and the long-standing strategic partnership w...
11 Jul 2019
Fitting between OPV and Hunter: The need for a deployable, ocean going patrol frigate
As the Royal Australian Navy prepares for the arrival of the first Arafura and Hunter Class vessels in the early-to-mid 2020s, evolving regional and g...

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