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21 Jan 2020
US approves US$1.5bn FMS to support RAN’s major surface combatants
The US Department of State and Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved a potential US$1.5 billion ($2.1 billion) contract to modernise...
21 Jan 2020
NUSHIP Supply commissioning crew prepares for arrival of new AOR
The commissioning crew of NUSHIP Supply (II) donned ships hats and badges for the first time on Monday, 13 January 2020 at Garden Island, Sydney. ...
21 Jan 2020
RAAF and USAF co-ordinate fire retardant delivery for Operation Bushfire Assist
Australia’s aerial firefighting retardant supplies have been boosted thanks to the strong relationship between the US Air Force and the Royal Austr...
21 Jan 2020
Aussie SME provides ‘eye in the sky’ capability to support bushfire fight
NSW-based Air Affairs Australia has supported the ongoing fire fighting effort, using airborne intelligence gathering scanners to support civilian fir...
21 Jan 2020
$4.8m contract to support Army Chinook helicopters
Australian subsidiary of Kratos Defence & Security Solutions, Kratos Defence Australia has announced a $4.8 million contract with the Australian D...
20 Jan 2020
Enhancing the value of northern Australia in the era of great power competition
Executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Peter Jennings, has called on Australia’s leaders to place more value on northern A...
20 Jan 2020
Boeing welcomes next president for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific operations
Boeing has confirmed the appointment of Dr Brendan Nelson AO as the next president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific – replacing...
20 Jan 2020
RAAF Top Guns complete Luke AFB training mission
After achieving all training milestones, the Royal Australian Air Force began to return F-35A Joint Strike Fighter pilots, maintainers and aircraft t...
20 Jan 2020
Submarine Institute responds to ANAO report into future sub program
The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) has welcomed the independent audit performance report on the progress of the Future Submarine Program rel...
20 Jan 2020
Industry serves critical role in supporting Defence’s bushfire response
Taking a ship at “72 hours’ notice for sea” and preparing her to sail in less than 48 hours is no small feat – even more so when you’re talk...
20 Jan 2020
US Navy completes first Super Hornet ISRT Block II flight
The US Navy has successfully flown an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod for the first time, paving ...
20 Jan 2020
USAF General Jay Raymond sworn in as head of US Space Force
The first newly created branch of the US armed forces in more than seven decades, US Space Force, now has its first official member, its boss. ...
18 Jan 2020
Northrop Grumman to rapidly develop open architecture radio for USAF battle management system
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to develop and demonstrate a Software Programmable Open Mission Systems (OMS) Compliant (SPOC) radio ter...
17 Jan 2020
Concerns grow about impact of US-China trade deal on Aussie economic stability
It looks like the US-China trade spat is finally coming to an end as the two great powers sign off on the first phase of a new trade deal, with many b...
17 Jan 2020
Germany turns back on EU, shifting to protect local defence industry
European powerhouse Germany has rocked the boat following a Dutch company securing a US$6.7 billion shipbuilding deal for the German Navy, forcing a ...
17 Jan 2020
Defence leadership responds to troubling ANAO sub report
Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence; Chief of Defence, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO;...
17 Jan 2020
F-35 ALIS system to be reinvented and renamed
Lockheed Martin’s ALIS logistics system to support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is expected to be overhauled and renamed, in order to better suppor...
17 Jan 2020
UK MoD announces £4m AI warship contracts
The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced the first wave £4 million ($7.5 million) worth of funding to develop revolutionary ...
17 Jan 2020
DARPA awards Lockheed Martin Hypersonic Phase 3 contract
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lockheed Martin a US$31.9 million ($46.1 million) contract for the Operational Fires (Op...
16 Jan 2020
Sorry Hewson, you’re wrong: The ADF’s primary role is to defend the nation, not disaster response
Former Liberal opposition leader John Hewson has issued a rallying cry to see the ADF mobilised to address the nation’s “greatest security threat...

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