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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...
12 Sep 2019
Japan confirms renewed push for next-gen air superiority fighter
Amid growing concern about the range and capability of Russian and Chinese fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the Japanese government has confirmed it...
11 Sep 2019
Minister’s address renews focus on hardening Australia’s northern defences
Recognising the growing consensus among Australia’s strategic policy thinkers, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used a speech in Canberra to reaf...
11 Sep 2019
Expanding the Royal Navy’s presence in the Indo-Pacific
As both Australian officials and their UK counterparts call for increased interoperability and a reinvigorated Royal Navy presence in the region is ex...
10 Sep 2019
Clarifying the nation’s role strengthens the impact of a National Security Strategy
With the introduction of a cohesive National Security Strategy gaining traction, a key component of successfully implementing and maximising the impac...
10 Sep 2019
Is it time for Australia to develop an integrated cyber command?
As state and non-state cyber capabilities continue to evolve and pose an ever growing threat to critical infrastructure and the national economy and p...
10 Sep 2019
Helping the tall poppies grow – Supporting the growth of Australia’s defence SMEs
Australia’s defence industry and advanced manufacturing sectors are going from strength to strength with the support of the Defence Industrial Capab...
9 Sep 2019
Accelerated Warfare key to enhancing the tactical and strategic capacity of future Army
Accelerated Warfare has been developed to enhance the interoperability, lethality and tactical and strategic capability of the Army as the regional ba...

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