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1 Jul 2020
Saddle up, lock and load: PM outlines $270bn worth of kit, force structure changes
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds have revealed the long awaited Force Structure Plan and Defence Strategy Update, d...
1 Jul 2020
‘Be prepared’: PM issues warning, outlines future defence spending
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds have outlined a major step change in the nation’s defence capability, force struct...
1 Jul 2020
Lockheed Martin Australia provides Aegis upgrades amid COVID lockdown
Lockheed Martin Australia has provided extensive specialist support for the Royal Australian Navy and its Destroyer Enterprise, conducting a range of ...
1 Jul 2020
PM reveals details of $1.3bn cyber security investment
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed the details of the nation’s largest ever investment in cyber security, with $1.35 billion over the next ...
1 Jul 2020
USSF commercial SATCOM announces development of new security program
The US Space Force (USSF) Commercial Satellite Communications Office recently announced the development of its Infrastructure Asset Pre-Assessment Pro...
1 Jul 2020
Air Force combat controllers put through their paces
Combat controllers from the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 4 Squadron have completed a successful four weeks of Close Air Support (CAS) serials ar...
1 Jul 2020
US Navy carriers Nimitz, Reagan conduct joint operations in Indo-Pacific
The US Navy’s Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Philippine Sea – the ships and aircraf...
30 Jun 2020
PM to reaffirm commitment to nation’s defence capability investment
As regional tensions continue to mount, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has moved to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to defence expenditure, with an ...
30 Jun 2020
Japanese Izumo carrier modification progresses well
Japan’s unprecedented wave of military modernisation is at a critical juncture as the first of the Izumo Class ‘helicopter carriers’ marks a cr...
30 Jun 2020
Government secures munitions manufacturing capacity for ADF
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced a $1.1 billion agreement with Thales Australia for the con...
30 Jun 2020
Calls for defence community input on Henderson Marine Complex
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has fronted calls for industry and community input on the Australian Marine Complex (AMC), based in Henderson, WA...
30 Jun 2020
Artillery live-fire training returns for 1 REGT M777s
Gunners from the 1st Regiment Royal Australian Artillery (1 REGT) have made a return to live-fire field training at the Wide Bay Training Area, near...
30 Jun 2020
Local knowledge critical to supporting F-35 simulator upgrade
The four F-35A Full Mission Simulators (FMSims) currently operational at RAAF Base Williamtown have been successfully upgraded by local experts. The m...
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...

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Jul 13 2020
Japan confirms timeline for next-gen air superiority fighter jet
With regional tensions mounting and China’s own fifth-generation air superiority fleet growing, th...
Jul 13 2020
Op-Ed: The importance of early engagement with Australian firms
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Jul 13 2020
SPA Australia awarded Force Design Support contract
Systems Planning and Analysis Australia (SPA Australia) has been awarded a contract to support the ...
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