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21 Nov 2018
Asia’s simmering fighter race
As Australia and other regional allies prepares to receive their first F-35s, regional air forces have been modernising and expanding their own figh...
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15 Nov 2018
Korean, Indian and Australian destroyers bringing up the rear
Responding to the growing regional destroyer fleets, Korea, India and Australia are rapidly expanding their own major surface combatant fleets, with ...
14 Nov 2018
Backbone of the fleet: The major players’ destroyers
Destroyers serve as the backbone of any navy. As Australia expands and modernises its own fleet of destroyers, we take a closer look at potent destro...
7 Nov 2018
Dive! Dive! The emerging submarine power players
While the major powers continue to be the focus of much of the spotlight, the region’s emerging powers are quietly developing their own potent subma...
5 Nov 2018
PM reaffirms commitment to defence capability and regional security
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used his 'The Beliefs that Guide Us' address to the Asia Society Australia to strengthen the government's pledge to...
2 Nov 2018
Run silent, run deep: Understanding the regional sub rivalry
Navies throughout Indo-Pacific Asia have increasingly recognised the advantages provided by submarines, leading to growing numbers of submarines opera...
30 Oct 2018
Strategic deterrence: More than just nukes
Strategic deterrence has long been the realm of major powers. However, the decreasing cost of key weapons systems, rising wealth and competing strateg...
18 Oct 2018
Responding to Australia’s increasingly dangerous predicament of proximity
Australia’s once insulating ‘tyranny of distance’ is rapidly being replaced by a dangerous ‘predicament of proximity’ to the fastest growing...
11 Oct 2018
What Australia's response to China could look like
Some of the nation's top strategic minds think Australia needs to shake-up its thinking in response to China’s unprecedented military build-up and i...
8 Oct 2018
Sub scuttlebutt: SEA 1000 in deep water, or is it?
It is the largest defence acquisition project in the history of the nation, but the $50 billion, or is it $80 billion, project to replace the ageing C...
5 Sep 2018
Building fifth-generation land capabilities with Lockheed Martin
Fifth-generation capability is typically focused on large platforms like F-35 and the Navy’s new Air Warfare Destroyers, however Lockheed Martin has...
4 Sep 2018
‘We make the connections’: US FCT opportunities for Aussie businesses
The Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) mission is to find, assess and field world-class technologies to enhance the capabilities of the US warfighter w...
24 Aug 2018
Sovereign industry key to enhancing undersea battlespace: Thales
With more than half of the world’s submarines expected to be operating in our region in the coming decades, Australia’s surface warships and subma...
16 Aug 2018
70 years young with eyes on the future: Lockheed Martin in Australia
Lockheed Martin Australia has a long and storied history of supporting the ADF. As chief executive Vince Di Pietro told Defence Connect, with 70 years...
10 Aug 2018
LHD success at RIMPAC highlights power of key platform: Navantia
They have been billed as a quantum leap for Australia’s amphibious warfare capabilities, and  now the Canberra Class of Landing Helicopter Docks (L...
16 Jul 2018
Allies scramble as POTUS unleashes
NATO allies have been sent into a tail spin as US President Donald Trump challenges the alliance structure, calling into question the wider global al...
25 Apr 2018
Veteran superannuation: an uphill battle
“The whole system – it’s proven beyond doubt – is killing people.” With all eyes fixed on the royal commission, the commission’s ...
9 Mar 2018
LAND 400 decision puts focus on force protection
When British academic and defence specialist Martin Shaw talks about the ‘new Western way of war’, what he’s referring to is force protection. A...
5 Mar 2018
The Australian ingenuity powering the US and Oman navies
The current fascination with the US Navy’s Independence variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS) project, has shone a light on the history of Aus...
25 Sep 2017
Australia and US defence relationship unparalleled: AmCham
Since the release of the 2016 Defence White Paper, the federal government has put the hard word on international primes hoping to win Australian defen...

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