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27 Nov 2019
USSC calls for Aussie leaders to pave the way in US industry engagement
A new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney has called on Australia’s defence and export leaders to step u...
26 Nov 2019
Return of Minister for Cyber Security recommended for Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy
Just over a year since it was abolished, there are multiple calls for the government to reinstate the position of Minister for Cyber Security in subm...
25 Nov 2019
ASIO admits investigations into Chinese interference
The Director-General of Security, Mike Burgess, has released a statement confirming ASIO has been “actively investigating” allegations of several ...
22 Nov 2019
Collins Class sustainment tug-of-war heats up
The tug-of-war between South Australia and Western Australia for the rights of responsibility to the full-cycle docking sustainment of the Collins Cla...
20 Nov 2019
AIDN calls for urgent review of Australian Industry Capability program
Australia’s peak national industry body for representation of mostly small to medium businesses operating in the country’s defence and national se...
19 Nov 2019
Debate rages about royal commission into veteran suicide as Victoria Cross recipient slams ADF
Australia’s most decorated former soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith, has gone on record saying that he wouldn’t recommend young Australians join the Aust...
18 Nov 2019
OCSC calls on Australia to improve cyber security resilience for ourselves and region
Australia’s premier cyber security research organisation, the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), has implored the country’s policy makers, indu...
15 Nov 2019
Defence expenditure and capability has been sufficient up until now
Australia’s defence expenditure has long set it apart from its regional neighbours, guaranteeing a technological advantage, backed by the strategic ...
15 Nov 2019
US closes in on completing Turkey's F-35 exile
The Pentagon has revealed that it has nearly completed finding alternate suppliers for the components of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that Turkey was...
14 Nov 2019
Tactical long-range strike and the heir to the F-111: Reviving the FB-22?
Growing conversation about the need for an array of long-range strike options for Australia is gathering speed, with a similar capability required by ...
14 Nov 2019
Five Eyes CIOs highlight growing importance of ‘secure’ information interoperability
The world’s oldest intelligence alliance, Five Eyes, has signalled the need to continue boosting their partnerships during the Military Communicatio...
13 Nov 2019
Australia joins Blue Dot Network in attempt to counter Beijing’s Belt and Road
Driven largely by the US and Japan, the Blue Dot Network has emerged as a new strategy to counter the rising influence peddling and ‘debt diplomacy...
13 Nov 2019
The case for developing joint US, UK and Australian nuclear refuelling facilities
With plans of a growing US and Royal Navy presence in the Indo-Pacific, increased numbers of nuclear-powered vessels will be standard for Australian ...
12 Nov 2019
Defence expert calls for cheaper, smaller and more prolific weapons
Strategic policy expert Alan Dupont is stepping into the debate following claims made by retired Air Marshal Leo Davies concerning the glaring long-r...
11 Nov 2019
Balancing the need for air dominance, long-range strike and airlift in a contested environment
The nation’s long-vaunted strategic “sea-air gap” moat is shrinking, placing increased pressure on the tactical and strategic capabilities of th...
11 Nov 2019
The origins of Remembrance Day
Today is Remembrance Day, the day in which we pause and reflect to show our respect for those who died fighting to protect Australia. ...
11 Nov 2019
Marine F-35 cross-decking with HMS Queen Elizabeth proves operational tactic
In a major step change for both the Royal Navy and the US Marines, cross-deck, combined with a semi-permanent basing of US Marine F-35Bs aboard the HM...
8 Nov 2019
Controlling our maritime approaches and projecting presence throughout the Indo-Pacific (Part 2)
Australia’s capacity to control the maritime continent’s approaches is a critical component of securing the nation – an equally important yet o...
8 Nov 2019
Two for the price of one: Why is Australia being charged double for Boxer MIVs?
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has announced that it has committed to purchase over 500 Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles for $5.2 billi...
7 Nov 2019
A lean, mean fighting machine: Expanding the size, capability and role of the ADF (Part 1)
Two paradigm-shifting conversations are currently taking place, one in several capitals both around the world and in Australia’s backyard and a sec...

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