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12 Mar 2020
Maritime Advanced Force is key to ADF amphibious operations
A Maritime Advanced Force task unit has successfully demonstrated the Royal Australian Navy’s ability to open and maintain sea lanes for amphibious ...
12 Mar 2020
Lockheed Martin secures US Space Force Protected Tactical SATCOM contract
Aerospace company Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$240 million contract to develop a prototype payload for its new Protected Tactical Satellite c...
12 Mar 2020
XTEK receives $3.2m PO for SUAS parts
Canberra-based XTEK has announced that it has received a purchase order from the ADF for small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) spare parts. The service ...
11 Mar 2020
Long time to go before death of manned fighters: ASPI expert
Dr Malcolm Davis of ASPI has responded to a piece by Defence Connect and the comments about the future of manned and unmanned fighter aircraft made b...
11 Mar 2020
Lessons for Australia from 2021 US defence budget
US defence spending might be up, with US$704.5 billion expected to be spent on modernising and expanding the capabilities of the US military as it is ...
11 Mar 2020
UK armed forces to trial gaming technology in training
The UK is set to begin virtual reality training platforms for its armed forces built on the same gaming engine as Fortnite. ...
11 Mar 2020
US Navy to study future of aircraft carrier
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has commissioned a six-month study into the future of the aircraft carrier. The ‘blue-ribbon’ committee, to be ...
11 Mar 2020
Boeing wins $800m US Navy P8-A contract
The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract worth $800 million to procure long-lead material for the production of P-8A Poseidon aircraft. ...
11 Mar 2020
Aussie defence SME appoints new defence offsets investment adviser
Melbourne-based Amaero International, a specialist in metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) for the defence, aerospace and tooling sectors, has ...
11 Mar 2020
RAN’s next-gen S-100 UAS completes acceptance trials
The Royal Australian Navy’s next-generation of vertical take-off and landing UAS, the Schiebel-designed and built S2 heavy fuel engine variant of th...
10 Mar 2020
Chequebook diplomacy: The battle for influence in the south Pacific
A central tenet of the 2016 Defence White Paper was Australia’s interest in the stability of the south-west Pacific. Delivery of the sixth Guardian ...
10 Mar 2020
Why shouldn’t Australia have a say in the Indo-Pacific’s 21st century rules?
The Lowy Institute’s Sam Roggeveen has declared that “Asia needs a new order for the post-American era, and it cannot be a liberal one”. In lig...
10 Mar 2020
ADF confirms two cases of COVID-19 virus
Two members of the Australian Defence Force are confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, and have now been isolated. ...
10 Mar 2020
BAE calls for Hunter Class supplier expressions of interest
BAE Systems Australia is calling on Australian industry to register their interest to participate in key supplier roles to support the Royal Australia...
10 Mar 2020
Royal Navy conducts unmanned vehicle trails in Norway
The UK Royal Navy has conducted “groundbreaking” unmanned vehicle trials in Norway, which saw a collection of unmanned equipment tested in an oper...
10 Mar 2020
WA barracks hosts third Sunset Military Spectacular
The Australian Army Museum of WA hosted its third Sunset Military Spectacular over the weekend. The experience combined one of the state’s most hist...
10 Mar 2020
UK MoD leads cross-government review into UK defence industry strategy
UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin has used a keynote address at King’s College, London, to outline the future of the UK’s defence and security indus...
9 Mar 2020
Charting Australia’s course: Coexistence or conflict?
The time has come for Australia to chart its path forward in the Indo-Pacific – the Australian National University’s Rory Medcalf has launched hi...
9 Mar 2020
US Navy to can older DDGs in attempt to focus limited resources
They are the workhorse of the US Navy, but in light of increasingly tight budgets, the older Arleigh Burke Class destroyers are headed for the chopp...
9 Mar 2020
‘Revolutionary’ warfare or good marketing: Turkey’s Syria drone strikes
On 1 March, the Turkish military launched an air assault on a number of Syrian government targets in retaliation for an attack that killed 34 Turkish...

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