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5 Mar 2020
USAF leadership outlines priorities and ‘trade offs’ to achieve next-gen capabilities
US Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told the Senate Armed Services Committee that an “aggressive pack...
4 Mar 2020
ASPI kicks off deterrence and long-range strike conversation
Marcus Hellyer, ASPI’s defence economist and capability specialist, has kicked off the latest round of conversations about developing a credible A...
4 Mar 2020
Cracks already showing in US-Taliban peace deal
Barely two days after the signing of the historic Doha peace deal, Taliban officials have announced that they will resume offensive operations against...
4 Mar 2020
Darlene Mattiske-Wood appointed CEO at Australian Military Bank
Australian Military Bank chairman John Brooks has welcomed new chief executive Darlene Mattiske-Wood, replacing John Ford who exits the business after...
4 Mar 2020
Kabul military academy receives ADF-designed facility
Australia has designed and delivered a new amenities centre to the Afghan National Army’s Officer Academy (ANAOA) in Kabul. Also known as ‘Sandhur...
4 Mar 2020
Minister for Defence Industry spruiks SA submarine jobs for ex-Holden engineers
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has made a bid to attract former employees of the fallen automotive giant to ongoing submarine works in So...
4 Mar 2020
East Timor Theatre Honour presented to Army on 119th birthday
As part of its 119th birthday celebration, the Australian Army has been presented with the Theatre Honour East Timor 1999-2003 during a parade in C...
4 Mar 2020
USAF promotes ‘synergy-centered’ maintenance for F-35A capability rates
As capable as the F-35A is proving itself to be on the battlefield – it can be just as capable in reliability and quick combat ‘turns’ when ma...
4 Mar 2020
Wedgetail continues to impress operators and allies alike
The Royal Australian Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft has continued to impress Australian, US and Japanese aircrews and warfighters as ...
3 Mar 2020
No surprises: ‘Indo-Pacific pivot’ invites prying eyes to our backyard
In strategy circles, much has been made in recent years of the pivot away from the Asia-Pacific towards an Indo-Pacific worldview – which Professor...
3 Mar 2020
Perfect storm reveals startling vulnerability and declining ‘national resilience’
With each passing day the impact of the coronavirus upon global supply chains is becoming painfully apparent, with Australia’s economy teetering on...
3 Mar 2020
NATO watches on as Turkey-Russia tensions rise over Idlib
The recent killing of 33 Turkish military personnel on 27 February, in what appears to be an airstrike by Russian jets, the downing of a Turkish dron...
3 Mar 2020
Northrop Grumman remains positive despite US Triton production halt
It was revealed late last week to a shocked defence community, however Northrop Grumman remains upbeat about Australia’s future Triton acquisition a...
3 Mar 2020
Australian government welcomes US-Taliban agreement in Afghanistan.
The Australian government has welcomed the announcement that the US and the Taliban have signed an agreement on steps towards a political settlement ...
3 Mar 2020
National cyber intel agency to be headed up by Abigail Bradshaw
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which forms an integral part of the broader Australian Signals Directorate, is set to receive a new chief...
3 Mar 2020
Navy accepts final AWD in testament to Australian naval shipbuilding
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, have presided over the formal acceptance of the Royal Australian ...
3 Mar 2020
RAAF Base East Sale lands new firefighting capability
Australian Defence Force personnel at Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale have welcomed the arrival of a new Broadspectrum Panther-S firefightin...
3 Mar 2020
Defence signs multimillion-dollar contract for JATTS
Defence has signed a $330 million contract with Raytheon Australia to deliver Joint Adversarial Training and Testing Services (JATTS) to the Australia...
3 Mar 2020
Sitzler to upgrade RAAF Darwin for P-8A Poseidons
The $90 million contract will include a new hangar, supplementary infrastructure and maintenance equipment to support the rollout of the AIR 7000 Phas...
2 Mar 2020
Be prepared for a global Chinese Navy: RADM McDevitt
Retired US Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt has painted a rather startling image of China’s growing maritime power projection and global naval ambition...

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