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23 Jun 2020
Defense Secretary Esper unveils US Space Force defence strategy
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has released the Defense Space Strategy, which identifies how Department of Defense will advance spacepower to be ...
23 Jun 2020
HMAS Toowoomba returns to Australia post Middle East mission
The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba has commenced it's return trip to Australia following the successful completion of a six-month depl...
23 Jun 2020
US Navy carriers in show of force in Indo-Pacific
Two US Navy aircraft carriers, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) strike groups, have commenced dual carrier flight operation...
22 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Building resilience in the post-COVID economy
COVID-19 has revealed the nation’s startling lack of economic and strategic resilience, however, the impact of the pandemic provides an opportunity ...
22 Jun 2020
From the ashes of COVID arises a regional power
For many nations COVID-19 has served as a form of divine intervention, revealing foundations of sand and the frailty of over dependence on the lowest ...
22 Jun 2020
Enhancing Defence intelligence capabilities
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced a plan to combine the Department of Defence’s intelligence capabilities under a new Defence Intellige...
22 Jun 2020
Sydney company to turn over new aircraft to RNZAF
Sydney-based aerospace SME Hawker Pacific has delivered the final of four modified King Air 350 aircraft to the Royal New Zealand Air Force, highligh...
22 Jun 2020
Northrop Grumman completes design milestone for AARGM-ER
Northrop Grumman has confirmed the successful completion of its Critical Design Review (CDR) after design verification tests of key components for t...
20 Jun 2020
Batten down the hatches: PM’s warning as cyber attack unfolds
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds have issued a joint statement outlining a “sig...
19 Jun 2020
Arsenal planes won’t address the US and allied long-range strike shortfalls
The age and capability of America’s Cold War-era strategic bomber force has raised concerns both in Washington and allied capitals, and while the B-...
19 Jun 2020
Seven RAN ships take to the seas as training resumes
Over the course of the past week, seven warships sailed from Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West, hinting at a return to normal after co...
19 Jun 2020
Bisalloy signs MoU with Aussie defence contractors
Wollongong-based specialist armoured steel manufacturer, Bisalloy has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Axiom Precisi...
19 Jun 2020
BAE Systems to supply Austal with new RIBs for Coast Guard ships
BAE Systems Portsmouth factory will supply Western Australia-based Austal with 24 rigid inflatable boats (RIB) to equip two Cape Class patrol boa...
19 Jun 2020
First F-35C passes TOPGUN course ahead of fleet introduction
US Navy pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 “Rough Raiders” and VFA-147 “Argonauts” were the first TOPGUN students to complete the ...
19 Jun 2020
$1.5m boost for South Australian Space Observatory to keep an eye on the sky
South Australian company Silentium Defence has announced it will lead a $1.5 million project partnering with Western Sydney University for the develop...
19 Jun 2020
US Office of Naval Research Global uses DNA to overcome limitations of portable power supply
The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global, working with the UK Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory and UK-based Touchlight, has launched ...
18 Jun 2020
Australia commits to next Triton unmanned ISR aircraft
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has confirmed that the nation will purchase an additional Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton following revelations of a US ...
18 Jun 2020
Leidos Australia announces new chief executive
Leidos Australia has announced the permanent appointment of its new chief executive, Paul Chase, effective 15 June after acting in the role for the pa...
18 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Let’s not forget, the Future Submarine is an ab initio design
The Joint Strike Fighter and the Hunter Class future frigate programs are large and complex, as was the Air Warfare Destroyer before that. But what ma...
18 Jun 2020
Defence Industry Awards back for bigger second year
Defence Connect’s Australian Defence Industry Awards is back for 2020 with an amazing evening of recognition celebrating Australia’s rapidly gro...

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Aug 14 2020
Expanding opportunities for Aussie industry in Hunter Class program
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