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15 Apr 2019
MBDA and ALPhANOV inaugurate laser weapons lab
European weapons specialist MBDA and ALPhANOV have inaugurated their common Vulnerability Test Facility to conduct research and development and testin...
15 Apr 2019
Brisbane soldiers bid farewell ahead of Middle East deployment
Friends and family of the nearly 300 Australian Defence Force personnel about to deploy to Iraq on Operation OKRA said their goodbyes during a parade ...
15 Apr 2019
KBRwyle wins F-35 support contract
The US Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) has awarded two contracts worth nearly US$100 million to KBRwyle for supporting tasks and sus...
12 Apr 2019
Air dominance, long-range strike and power projection
Since the introduction of combat aircraft in the First World War, air power has served as the unrivaled king of the battlefield. Technology has transf...
12 Apr 2019
Ready to pounce: Asia’s crouching Tiger nations (Part 5)
While most strategic and political attention has been focused on rising giants China and India, Indo-Pacific Asia’s tiger nations – Thailand, Viet...
12 Apr 2019
Saab provides update on Australian Army order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Saab has announced it expects to deliver the Australian Army’s $25 million order of Carl-Gustaf ammunition in 2020. ...
12 Apr 2019
ASD confirms non-confidential data stolen during Parliament breach
Australian Signals Directorate chief Mike Burgess has confirmed to a Senate estimates hearing that a state-sponsored actor had stolen data during a ma...
12 Apr 2019
L3 to deliver SILVERSHIELD units to Afghanistan
Defence has announced it has engaged Brisbane-based company L3 Micreo to manage the production, manufacture and delivery of over 14,000 SILVERSHIELD u...
12 Apr 2019
Defence approaches market for office accommodation
The Department of Defence has reached out to the property market for leased office accommodation solutions to support existing Defence requirements i...
12 Apr 2019
Quantum sensors to support Australia’s national security
The University of Adelaide, in partnership with Defence Science Technology Group, has kicked off a program of advanced quantum mechanics research as p...
12 Apr 2019
Community grants announced for groups supporting ADF families
The government has announced $1.4 million in grants for not-for-profit community groups providing support to Australian Defence Force families. ...
11 Apr 2019
Those who rule the waves, rule the world
As an island nation, Australia is defined by its relationship with the ocean. Maritime power projection and sea control play a pivotal role in securin...
11 Apr 2019
A rising dragon and a proud elephant: The Asian Century’s Great Game (Part 4)
While some proclaimed the collapse of the Soviet Union as the end of history, the new millennium marked a major shift in the global power paradigm. T...
11 Apr 2019
Defence Force School for Signals redevelopment kicks off
Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett has announced a head contract for construction works under the Defence Force School of Signals Redevelop...
11 Apr 2019
New era for high performance defence computing draws closer
Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds and Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett have announced the construction of a specialised Defence Hig...
11 Apr 2019
DST achieves breakthrough on high-tech, low-light detection system
Defence Science and Technology has successfully patented leading-edge single-photon avalanche detector (SPAD) technology, designed for the low-light ...
11 Apr 2019
Air Force receives latest P-8A Poseidon aircraft
Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds have welcomed the receipt of the Royal Australian Air Force’s latest...
11 Apr 2019
RAAF to replace VIP transport aircraft
Defence has announced that the Royal Australian Air Force will phase out its fleet of Bombardier CL604 Challengers, which are primarily used as VIP ...
10 Apr 2019
Shifting sands: From regional intervention to continental defence (Part 3)
Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam conflict at the behest of the US signalled a major shift in the direction of the nation’s strategic polic...
10 Apr 2019
Power projection and the influence of boots on the ground
Quick reaction forces of overwhelming maritime and air power have traditionally formed the basis of power projection doctrine, however, rapidly deploy...

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