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2 Mar 2020
USAF looks to ‘two-bomber’ force as service prepares for future fight
The arrival of the next-generation B-21 Raider will see the first major recapitalisation of the US Air Force strategic bomber fleet in close to three ...
2 Mar 2020
Government announces tenders are open for Navy’s new OPVs
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has announced the opening of tenders for Australian industry to provide an innovative sustainment model for t...
2 Mar 2020
Raytheon’s SM-2 shipborne missile test proves a success
Raytheon and the US Navy have successfully flight-tested the first Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) surface-to-air missile, after production was restarted la...
2 Mar 2020
$5m Defence Industry Hub opens in Queensland’s ‘khaki capital’
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the move would serve to bolster the area’s military and civilian defence industry. ...
2 Mar 2020
US Navy pre-commissioning unit boards future aircraft carrier JFK
The pre-commissioning unit (PCU) for the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) marked another milestone in the lead up to the commissioning of the sec...
28 Feb 2020
Rheinmetall partners with government, academia to deliver sovereign automated military vehicle capability
Rheinmetall has confirmed a partnership between itself, DST, CSIRO, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and RMIT as part of the Autonomous ...
28 Feb 2020
BAE Systems secures US$113.5m contract from US Marine Corps to produce ACVs
BAE Systems has landed a US$113.5 million contract from the US Marine Corps to manufacture amphibious combat vehicles (ACV). ...
28 Feb 2020
Industry, Navy team works around the clock to return patrol boat capability to fleet
The crew of HMAS Launceston has watched on closely as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat was lowered back into the water in the synchro lift at HMAS Coo...
28 Feb 2020
School set to take advantage of defence job opportunities for SA
Electronic warfare company DEWC Systems has established the nation’s first school dedicated to training defence technicians in cyber, electronic war...
27 Feb 2020
US think tank highlights need to restructure allied surface forces
US-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) has released an analysis of the US Navy’s planned surface force structure, providing...
27 Feb 2020
Prime Minister Johnson sets deadline for UK defence, foreign policy review
British PM Boris Johnson has billed it as the most significant rethink of the UK’s foreign and defence policy since the Cold War, and now he has set...
27 Feb 2020
Australia, Japan, and US commence COPE North 2020 exercise
Multilateral military exercise COPE North 2020 is currently underway at Andersen Air Base in the US territory of Guam, with participation from the US...
27 Feb 2020
Bechtel, Kratos added to Northrop Grumman's ICBM team
Northrop Grumman has welcomed both Kratos Defense and Security Solutions and Bechtel Corporation into its team bid for the USAF Ground Based Strategi...
27 Feb 2020
NSW business pursues continued success in global F-35 program
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price and NSW senator Jim Molan, AO, DSC, have joined Queanbeyan-based Lintek’s cutting-edge manufacturing system...
27 Feb 2020
US Navy deploys new anti-drone laser
In a world first, the US Navy has deployed anti-drone laser ‘dazzler’ weaponry aboard one of the fleet's guided missile destroyers to counter the...
27 Feb 2020
HMAS Anzac prepares for new position as oldest ship, with eyes on the future
HMAS Anzac, lead ship of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class of frigates, has now become the fleet’s oldest surface combatant. But for the...
26 Feb 2020
Strategist calls for Aussie long-range air defence capability
ASPI senior analyst Dr Malcolm Davis has issued a challenge for Australia’s political and strategic leaders, calling on them to begin the planning ...
26 Feb 2020
Inaugural ASIO threat assessment underscores risks inherent to a globalising world
Speaking at his agency’s secretive Canberra compound on Monday night, ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess delivered an inaugural annual threat asses...
26 Feb 2020
Military working dogs honoured by the Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial has unveiled a memorial dedicated to military working dogs. ...
26 Feb 2020
Defence Health takes top honour in Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards
Defence Health has taken out the Major Private Health Insurer of the Year for the not for profit or restricted category. ...

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