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11 Jun 2020
NATO eyes deeper ties in China’s neighbourhood
In a shift away from its Atlantic-centric focus NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has raised the idea of a more globally focused organisation in...
11 Jun 2020
RAN Aegis capability to benefit from US FMS deal
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has secured a US$37.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract ...
11 Jun 2020
Victorian SME secures $15 million contract
Wangaratta-based Pentarch Industrial has signed a $15 million contract with Defence, after incorporating new technologies to reuse ammunition conta...
11 Jun 2020
LAND 400 Phase 3 roadshow draws record numbers
The LAND 400 Phase 3 Australian Industry Capability Roadshow has drawn record numbers of local Australian businesses looking to showcase their capabi...
11 Jun 2020
RAAF unit supports growing Australian and allied space missions
The Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 1 Remote Sensor Unit assisted with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule launch to the International Space Station, ...
11 Jun 2020
USS Ronald Reagan strike group departs for Indo-Pacific deployment
America’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and its supporting strike group have departed Japan to conduct a fre...
11 Jun 2020
Defence draws on civilian hospital data to enhance soldier protection
DST scientists’ study of trauma data from civilian hospital patients is helping Defence scientists improve their understanding of how extreme force...
10 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Achieving value from Defence megaprojects – the role of parliamentary oversight
Defence expenditure, particularly controversial megaprojects like the Joint Strike Fighter and now the Future Submarine Program, represents some of th...
10 Jun 2020
US senator urges Australia to join moves to manage Beijing’s ambitions
Influential Republican senator Rick Scott has urged democracies, including Australia, to counter Beijing’s emboldened post-COVID pursuit of “world...
10 Jun 2020
Navy’s frigate upgrade program continues to deliver
The Royal Australian Navy’s frigate HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second of the fleet’s Anzac Class frigates to undergo the Anzac ...
10 Jun 2020
Air Force high altitude balloon launch to prove future ISR concept
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price, and Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, have annou...
10 Jun 2020
RAAF F-35s achieve 1,000 flying hour milestone
The Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft have successfully completed 1,000 flying hours at Luke Air Force Base in Arizo...
10 Jun 2020
First engines delivered for South Korean Future Fighter Program
In a major step forward, GE Aviation has delivered the first F414-GE-400K engine in May to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for South Korea’s next-g...
10 Jun 2020
Curtiss-Wright to deliver turret drive system for Boxer program
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has announced it has secured a contract with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to deliver its turret drive...
10 Jun 2020
NZ to buy 5 new Super Hercules to replace ageing fleet
The New Zealand government has confirmed five Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft will be purchased at a cost of over NZ$1 bil...
9 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Japan and Australia – A ‘special strategic partnership’ going from strength to strength
The Japan-Australia relationship is one that has undergone a profound degree of change over the last decade, and has evolved, with each passing year, ...
9 Jun 2020
Looking into the crystal ball: Preparing for the 2030s and a contested environment
Without a doubt the strategic environment and assessments that informed the 2016 Defence White Paper and ensuing Force Structure have changed. In lig...
9 Jun 2020
Northrop Grumman to provide Australia $29.9m worth of counter-IED kit
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has confirmed a successful Northrop Grumman foreign military sale (FMS) to provide Australia with $...
9 Jun 2020
Mission Accomplished: Taji training mission formally concluded
Defence has announced that Australia has successfully completed its training mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq. Since 2015, Australia has tr...
9 Jun 2020
US Navy Secretary confirms Truman carrier strike group to return home
US Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite announced the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) will return to homeport by mid-June while visiting t...

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Jul 13 2020
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Jul 13 2020
Op-Ed: The importance of early engagement with Australian firms
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Jul 13 2020
SPA Australia awarded Force Design Support contract
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