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Surface fleet review: Urgency, distributed firepower and numbers key to delivering Aussie naval power
Naval power is now front and centre for the Albanese government, with an emphasis on urgency, distributed firepower, and numbers set to transform the Royal Australian Navy....
February 20 2024
‘Optionally crewed’ vessels provide VLS firepower for Tier 1 combatants
The Commonwealth has announced that it will procure six large optionally crewed surface vessels to increase the Navy’s Tier 1 vertical launching system cell capacity,...
February 20 2024
Australian Defence Force missing recruitment targets and under stress, Senate hears
The Australian Defence Force is “under stress” as it operates with more than 4,308 people below its authorised strength and attracts recruitment rates below the...
February 20 2024
Australia commits to modern and lethal general purpose frigates
The Australian federal government has announced the intended acquisition of 11 new general purpose frigates to complement the country’s combat-ready fleet of warships.
February 20 2024
Enhanced, expanded fleet to reshape Royal Australian Navy
Defence Minister Richard Marles and Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy have put months of speculation to an end, releasing the government’s response to an independent...
February 20 2024
Defence moves forward on HMAS Supply, HMAS Stalwart repairs
Defence leadership has announced Royal Australian Navy Supply Class replenishment oiler HMAS Supply is due to leave dock next month, after more than 14 months of repair...
February 20 2024
Submarine scrutiny: Senate questions Collins Class spending
Australian senator Jacqui Lambie has raised concerns about periscope upgrades being undertaken on the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine fleet.
February 19 2024
New plans take off for Growler aircraft facility upgrades
The Australian federal government is investigating plans for the construction of new and upgraded facilities for EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft.
February 19 2024
UK, Latvia to deliver essential drone capability for Ukrainian military
The United Kingdom has joined Latvia’s drone coalition to deliver thousands of “first person view” drones for the Ukrainian military and will jointly lead...
February 19 2024
Defence barracks, airport considered for privatisation
A surplus of Defence estate land will be converted to housing, according to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, while Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has branded the idea as a...
February 19 2024