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Australian Defence Force gets the green light for Switchblade loitering munitions
July 08 2024
Australian Defence Force soldiers will be equipped with the Switchblade 300 precision loitering munitions under a new announcement. ...
NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator launches new challenges to drive deep tech
NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic has launched five new innovation challenges for dual-use innovators to drive dual civilian-military use...
July 05 2024
LTGEN Susan Coyle takes reins as Chief of Joint Capabilities
Lieutenant General John Frewen transferred command of the Joint Capabilities Group to Lieutenant General Susan Coyle at the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Forecourt this...
July 05 2024
US Army receives first Block II Chinook helicopter
The US Army has taken delivery of its first CH-47F Block II Chinook aircraft, one of the planned 465 to replace the service’s ageing Block I aircraft.
July 05 2024
Government launches $4m ‘pitch day’ for defence technology
The Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator is launching a new semiannual $4 million pitch day to drive local defence innovation, with the inaugural pitch centred on the...
July 05 2024
NGAD delay and ‘cost-saving’ redesign beg the question, why don’t we partner to build an evolved Raptor?
Revelations by US Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall that the service was seeking to cut costs on the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter program has prompted...
July 05 2024
NIOA appoints new chief growth officer
The global firearms, weapons and munitions company has appointed a former vice-president of strategy at L3 Harris Technologies’ Aerojet Rocketdyne Segment as chief...
July 04 2024
NATO Innovation Fund, European Investment Fund sign MOU
The EIF and NATO Innovation Fund have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate private capital investment in technologies used by the defence and security sectors....
July 04 2024
Australia, Amazon partner up for ‘Top Secret cloud’ defence project
Amazon Web Services has been tapped to deliver a “Top Secret cloud” in partnership with the Australian Signals Directorate.
July 04 2024
Foreign military officials attend Defence tour of Australia
Australia’s Department of Defence has hosted foreign military officials for a 10-day long tour of Australia.
July 04 2024
Albanese oversees passing of key US–Australia launch deal
The landmark deal to allow more US rockets to blast off from Australian spaceports looks set to become law after MPs and senators approved it.
July 04 2024
A changed America and a less constrained president
Opinion: The latest US Supreme Court decision granting US presidents wide-ranging immunities even when committing criminal acts will further divide America, but it also...
July 04 2024
More air defence equipment on the way in US, Ukraine security assistance
The United States government has announced more air defence systems as part of additional security assistance provided to Ukraine.
July 04 2024
ADF welcomes Singapore fighter detachment under air cooperation
The Australian Defence Force has welcomed a fighter aircraft detachment from the Republic of Singapore Air Force to RAAF Base Pearce.
July 04 2024
Air Marshal Chappell welcomed as new RAAF chief
A ceremonial parade was held at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra to mark the leadership handover.
July 03 2024
Governor-General champions aspirations of young Australians in first public address
Newly sworn in Governor-General Sam Mostyn has announced she will champion the causes of young Australians, during her first public address since being sworn in earlier this...
July 03 2024
Australia, NZ partner to help upgrade Solomon Islands’ Seghe Airfield
Australia and New Zealand have helped upgrade the Solomon Islands’ Seghe Airfield, improving aviation interconnectivity across the Solomon Islands.
July 03 2024
Nova tests anti-mine drone capability
New AI-enabled drones that are capable of detecting landmines from above have been trialled by Nova Systems in the Latrobe Valley.
July 03 2024
Defence industry trials augmented reality displays to improve manufacturing
Australian defence industry workers have trialled augmented reality head-mounted displays as part of a new manufacturing technology study.
July 03 2024
A sorry state of affairs – serious questions raised over ADF’s capability following lacklustre RIMPAC attendance
Despite the lofty rhetoric and ambitious roadmap designed to transform the capability of the Australian Defence Force set out by the government in its program of rolling...
July 03 2024