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15 May 2019
Conventional deterrence triads – Developing a true ‘joint force’ ADF
The ‘joint force’ concept has emerged as one of the guiding lights for transforming and modernising the capabilities of the Australian Defence For...
14 May 2019
Navy recapitalisation and is the Navy big enough?
As a maritime nation Australia is dependent on unlimited access to the ocean – as the regional paradigm changes, placing greater strain on the Navy ...
14 May 2019
From valleys of death to promises of stability: The opposition’s election promises
Labor’s history of defence expenditure and investment is often maligned – with emphasis placed on ‘valleys of death’ for naval shipbuilding, r...
13 May 2019
Toward 2%: Taking a look back at the Coalition’s record of delivery
Since coming to government in 2013, the Coalition has sought to modernise Australia’s defence capability and industry participation – signing majo...
13 May 2019
Power – Projection and protection in the Indo-Pacific
Australia needs to re-evaluate its position and pursuit of modern maritime-based power projection capabilities, including fixed-wing naval aviation in...
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...

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