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30 Jun 2020
Brit Force One: Royal Air Force reveals VIP KC-30 airlifter
The UK Royal Air Force has completed its refurbishment to one of the fleet of Airbus Voyager/KC-30 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) to provide a sec...
30 Jun 2020
South Australian SME secures sub battery business to support SEA 1000 contest
South Australia-based submarine battery specialist PMB has completed the acquisition of selected plant, machinery, tooling, stock, and intellectual p...
29 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Australian Grand Strategy, China and security
As conversation about Australia’s public policy response to Beijing’s increasing antagonism towards the nation continues to evolve, Dr Peter Layt...
29 Jun 2020
US House Armed Services Committee backs calls for Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative
Following plans outlined by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has identified US$3.6 billion to sup...
29 Jun 2020
BAE sets the record straight on Hunter Class concerns
It seems as though the Royal Australian Navy’s big-ticket acquisition projects can’t seem to catch a break with concerns about the $35 billion SEA...
29 Jun 2020
Battle simulation system paying dividends
Members of 7th Combat Service Support Battalion have been able to put young soldiers’ computer skills to good use, using a battle simulation syste...
29 Jun 2020
Defence searching for next chief information security officer
On Thursday, the Department of Defence put out a call for a new chief information security officer (CISO), nearly three months after the departure of...
29 Jun 2020
Queen’s Gold Medal awarded for 2019
 Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld has been crowned as the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for 2019, capping off an alrea...
29 Jun 2020
DSCA formally approves US$333m Aussie Triton UAS acquisition
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has formally approved the US$333 million Australian acquisition of three low-rate initial productio...
26 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Defence West in the COVID-19 world
COVID-19 has taught us many lessons, and one of them has been that effective communication has never been more important, explains Matt Moran, executi...
26 Jun 2020
Japan shifts focus from defensive Aegis to ‘pre-emptive’ strike capability
Following revelations that Japan has formally cancelled its introduction of the Aegis Ashore defence system, the country has shifted gears with a focu...
26 Jun 2020
Leidos welcomes AeroPM to LAND 129 Phase 2 project bid
Leidos Australia has announced its collaboration with Australian SME AeroPM for expert technical, airworthiness, certification, test and evaluation a...
26 Jun 2020
Sydney City Marine achieves ADF docking qualification
Sydney City Marine (SCM) has been assessed by the Naval Technical Bureau (NTB) as having achieved the requirements of the Australian Defence Force Mar...
26 Jun 2020
Amid recent spike, Defence ups its support to Victoria
The ADF plans to significantly increase its support to Victoria to help it contain the recent outbreak of COVID-19, following a request from the Victo...
26 Jun 2020
Air Force demonstrates refuelling capability with next-gen fighter
The Royal Australian Air Force has demonstrated the capability of its KC-30 tankers to successfully support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters being intr...
26 Jun 2020
Royal Navy, BAE Systems collaborate on first autonomous RIBs
BAE Systems and the Royal Navy have partnered to deliver the first autonomous Pacific 24 (P24) rigid inflatable boat (RIB), enhancing the capabilities...
26 Jun 2020
US, Japanese Navies conduct joint exercises in South China Sea
The US Navy littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima Class training vessel JS Kashi...
25 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: The intersection of a Grand Strategy and a National Security Strategy
The past six months have done more to reveal the changed reality of the world and the myriad challenges Australia faces than the previous decades comb...
25 Jun 2020
University of Queensland uses AI to bridge innovation divide with ADF
The University of Queensland Business School is working with the Australian Defence Force to address the growing challenges created by artificial inte...
25 Jun 2020
Five Eyes defence chiefs’ meeting held online
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds attended a virtual meeting with counterparts from other Five Eyes nations, held via teleconference on 22-23 June. ...

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