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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. ...
25 Jun 2020
US Navy continues Growler NGJ-LB testing during COVID-19
The US Navy has successfully completed testing of the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) program at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Mary...
25 Jun 2020
Hydrographic support proves crucial to Navy operations
One of the Royal Australian Navy’s specialised hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville, aptly marked World Hydrography Day at sea on 21 June, as the hydrog...
25 Jun 2020
US Navy awards General Dynamics Electric Boat contract for Columbia Class SSBNs
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a US$869 million cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to provide continued de...
25 Jun 2020
USAF, JASDF demonstrate interoperability of fourth and fifth-gen platforms
Elements of the US Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) have successfully completed a readiness exercise, designed to validate the ...
24 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: A sustainable and competitive defence industry for Australia
A sustainable, competitive Australian defence industry is a critical component of the national sovereignty equation and must be a critical component ...
24 Jun 2020
Australian public backing stronger response to Beijing is a perfect opportunity
Polling conducted by the Lowy Institute has revealed that a growing number of the Australian public believe the government should take a stronger sta...
24 Jun 2020
F-35 program provides a major win for South Australian SME
Former South Australian car parts maker Axiom Precision Manufacturing has won more work in Australia on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program i...
24 Jun 2020
Three Aussie SMEs brought into the JSF fold
Three companies have received funding from the Morrison government to ramp up their involvement in the global F-35 supply chain, including a South Aus...
24 Jun 2020
Destroyer Sydney makes first port visit to Newcastle
The crew of the nation’s newest guided missile destroyer, HMAS Sydney (V), have received a warm welcome at the ship’s first port visit, after s...
24 Jun 2020
Thales partnered western Sydney SME ready and able to support Collins Class upgrades
Western Sydney-based SME Baker & Provan in collaboration with Thales have manufactured the Modular Cylindrical Array (MCA) frames, ready for use ...
24 Jun 2020
Demonstrating frigate, Romeo interoperability in the Middle East
HMAS Toowoomba and its embarked MH-60R Romeo Seahawk, known as ‘Nightmare’, have demonstrated the growing interoperability and capability of the ...
24 Jun 2020
US Pacific-based F-35s prepare to receive first bombs
US Air Force personnel from the 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight built the first bombs intended for the 354th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Light...
23 Jun 2020
Concerns Australia’s defence mega projects could break the bank
ASPI’s defence economist Marcus Hellyer has expressed a growing concern that the nation’s well documented defence mega projects present a troublin...
23 Jun 2020
Austal awarded $63m contract from US DoD
Austal has announced that the US Department of Defense (DoD) has signed a US$43.36 million ($62.7 million) contract with the company’s US divisi...
23 Jun 2020
US Marines bring RQ-21 Blackjack drones to Darwin
Officials from both countries have confirmed that the annual Marine Corps rotation will see RQ-21 Blackjack drones deployed in Australia for the first...
23 Jun 2020
Upgraded Phalanx Close-In Weapon System enters service
The Royal Australian Navy’s latest upgrade of the Mark 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) has reached initial operating capability, a majo...

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