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11 Oct 2019
South Korea pursuit of nuclear submarines heats up regional competition
South Korea is allegedly reviewing plans to build a 5,000-tonne nuclear-powered submarine based on the French Barracuda Class submarine, which serves...
10 Oct 2019
Shipbuilding is sexy, but sustainment pays the bills: RADM Wendy Malcolm
While much of the focus has been placed on the $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, an elite team within CASG is working behind the scenes to ensure t...
9 Oct 2019
Girt by sea: MINDEF’s Sea Power speech reinforces the role of RAN
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used her address to the Sea Power Conference to reinforce the future of the Royal Australian Navy and its record $...
9 Oct 2019
Building a ‘thinking and fighting’ Royal Australian Navy for the 21st century
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s official launch of Plan Pelorus has provided an updated plan outlining the future role and capabilities ...
8 Oct 2019
Build for and with: Discussing the strike capability of the Attack Class
With the detailed design phase of the $50 billion SEA 1000 program well underway and the nation’s long-range strike capabilities seemingly limited, ...
7 Oct 2019
PM identifies ‘our interest’ in speech to Lowy Institute
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used a lecture for the Lowy Institute to articulate Australia’s interests in a world in transition – with a foc...
4 Oct 2019
US demonstrates distributed lethality of Navy LCS and Air Force Bombers
The US Navy has combined the distributed lethality of an up-gunned, Australian-designed LCS equipped with the Naval Strike Missile with the long-range...
4 Oct 2019
Australian researchers leading the way in cyber security analysis
Australian researchers have developed a dataset of global cyber security threats from previous incidents, which they believe could help researchers pr...
3 Oct 2019
Perfect storm provides opportunity to establish national security strategy priorities
Following pointed comments by Beijing’s ambassador, and in light of growing concern about Australia’s continuing economic stability and prosperity...
2 Oct 2019
President Xi presides over 70th birthday celebration with focus on a ‘new era’
Much of the world watched as Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected the latest generation of the rising superpower’s weapon systems and boldly decla...
1 Oct 2019
Chinese ambassador reminds Australia who pays its bills, but that goes two ways
Beijing’s ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, has called for greater “mutual respect” and a reduction of “prejudices and suspicions” spec...
1 Oct 2019
Australia’s growing global role as a new energy superpower
With growing concern about Australia’s energy security and resilience, the idea of Australia emerging as the next energy superpower may seem far-fet...
30 Sep 2019
Australia’s lagging R&D incentives pose challenges to national security
Despite the government’s push to “drive innovation”, the nation’s incentives to support research and development have declined by almost $4 bi...
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 ...

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